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William Henry Simmonds
Private W.H. Simmonds was tried with desertion at a Field General Court Martial held on 19 November 1916 at Poperinghe. The court consisted of a President and three members.
The accused had several previous convictions which were read to the courts-martial before sentence was passed.
Death by Shooting.
1 December 1916 at 7 am.
William Simmonds is buried in Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Grave Reference II.E.9.