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Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire
George Simms was born in 1893 he was the son of John a plasterers labourer and Mary Ann Simms née Bath of 11 Club Street Sutton in Ashfield. John was born in 1860 Mary Ann Bath was born in 1862 both were born in Sutton in Ashfield they were married in 1880 and went on to have 19 children, sadly 10 died in infancy or early childhood. In 1911 the family were living at 38 Club Street, Sutton in Ashfield, John 51 yrs is a plasterers labourer he is living with his wife Mary Ann 50 yrs and 4 of their children, George is 18 yrs and a brick layers labourer and Richard is 14 yrs and is also a brick layers labourer.
He was a bricklayer's labourer.
14 Oct 1915
1768989 - CWGC Website
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private George Simms enlisted at Sutton in Ashfield, he was killed in action on 14th October 1915, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial
His brother Private Richard Simms, served with the 7th Battalion Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), he was killed in action on 14th October 1917. He is buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery.
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