(Service number 25/239)
|First Rank||Corporal||Last Rank|
|Date||17 March 1894||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Dannevirke|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||G. A. SIMMERS (father), Selwyn Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||3rd Battalion, B Company|
|Date||5 February 1916|
|Transport||Ulimaroa or Mokois or Navua|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||16 December 1977||Age||83 years|
|Place of Death||(Christchurch)|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cremated, ashes interred Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Robert Simmers was the second son of George Annand and Isabella Glen (née Wallace) Simmers. He was educated at Timaru main and Waimataitai schoolsl, Timaru. His older brother, William Wallace Simmers, was killed in action in 1917 in France.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 August 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [09 August 2017]; Andersons Bay Cemetery burial record (Dunedin City Council) [10 August 2017]
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