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William Simms

In memory of:

Private William Simms

August 11, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

148691

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

78th Bn.

Citation(s):

British War Medal and Victory Medal

Additional Information


Born:

May 6, 1894
Russell, Manitoba

Enlistment:

January 24, 1916
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Katherine and Matthew Simms of Russell, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 500 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

II. AA. 15

Location:

The village of Caix is situated about 28 kilometres south-east of Amiens, midway between the N29, Amiens to St. Quentin road, and the D934, Amiens to Roye road. The CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY is south of the village. From the centre of the village on the main road, D28, in the direction of Beaucourt en Santerre, turn left at the D41 in the direction of Le Quesnel. About 200 metres along this road is the local communal cemetery and the first CWGC signpost will be found. Turn left just before the local cemetery and follow the side road where the CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY will be found on the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– His name as it is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial. Over 11,000 fallen Canadians having no known place of burial in France, are honoured on this Memorial. He was discovered and exhumed at a later date and now rests in a marked grave.May they never be forgotten. (J. Stephens)
  • Photo of William Simms– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death registers– Private William Simms

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