SIMMERS, James Henderson
(Service number N/N)

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Date 25 January 1900 Place of Birth Timaru

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Date Age
Address at Enlistment 17 Selwyn Street, Timaru
Occupation Shepherd
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Religion Presbyterian
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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 2 August 1959 Age 59 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Henderson Simmers was the son of George Annand and Isabella Glen (née Wallace) Simmers. He was educated at Waimataitai School, Timaru. His oldest brother, William Wallace Simmers, was killed in action in 1917 in France.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [09 August 2017]; Eastern Cemetery headstone image (Invercargill City Council) [10 August 2017]

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