SIMNETT, Clifford

Royal Engineers. 22 October 1918

Clifford Simnett lived with his parents, George and Emily Simnett, at Burton House, Blackheath. He enlisted in the Royal Engineers and by 1918 he was in the 74th Divisional Signals Company. This Division had returned from Palestine in May 1918 and had a significant role in the Advance to Victory from August onwards. There were victories at Bapaume and Epehy in September and the final advance into Belgium in October. However, Sapper Clifford Simnett was killed in action on the 22nd October. He was 23 years of age and is buried at Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt, (III O 9). He is commemorated on the Blackheath and Halesowen Memorials.

Commemorated at:

Halesowen St. John

Halesowen St. John

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB

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