In Flanders Fields…..Frederick Simons

Frederick John SIMONS

Geddington Roll of Honour 1914-18

Le Touret Memorial

Le Touret Memorial

Rank: Private
Service No: 13285
Regiment/Service: Northamptonshire Regiment 1st Battalion
Died: 09/05/1915 – Killed in action, aged 21
Memorial: Le Touret Memorial, France – Panel 28 to 30.
War Office Information: Son of Mrs. E. E. Simons.

Personal Information

His mother was Eleanor Simons and according to his military records he had a brother Alfred and a sister Evelyn. He was not born in Geddington but in St John’s Wood , Middlesex, but enlisted in Northampton on 31st August 1914.

He lived with his aunt, Mrs Clark and worked in Kettering.

His battalion saw action at Aubers Ridge where he was killed in action on May 9th 1915 alongside George Miller of West Street Geddington. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Fred was one of several Geddington men remembered in a memorial service in the church in November 1915