Friday, September 23, 2011

L/Corporal John Thomas Simmerson

778512 L/Corporal John Thomas Simmerson was born in Markham, Ontario on May 10, 1883.  He would enlist is the 127th York Rangers Overseas BN C.E.F on January 16, 1916 in Newmarket, Ontario at the age of 32.  At the time of his enlistment he was residing with his wife in Keswick, Ontario and was a Marine Engineer.  For 9 years prior to his enlistment, he had also served in the 12th York Rangers, obtaining the rank of Colour Sergeant. 

L/Corporal Simmerson would return from his service in France and he would eventually die at the age of 56 on April 22, 1939.

Lest We Forget

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