George Edward Simmers was born on May 6th, 1883 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. George later moved to Preston where he got married and worked as a moulder. He also spent six months working with the 29th Waterloo Regiment. When war was declared in 1914 George joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He fought as an infantry soldier for the 1st Battalion in France. On June 15th, 1915 at the age of 32, George was killed in action during the Second Action at Givenchy. Private George Edward Simmers is buried at Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery in La Gorgue, France.
Service number: 7084
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“Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery,” Commonwealth War Graves Commission, accessed March 21, 2015, http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/66000/PONT-DU-HEM%20MILITARY%20CEMETERY,%20LA%20GORGUE