Simmons/Simonds/Symonds, A A
ALBERT AGNILLA/AQUILA SIMONDS
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 56.
He enlisted in Aylesbury, Bucks, and was formerly 1441 Ox & Bucks Light Infantry and Sergeant 2353 Hertfordshire Regiment. He went to France November 1914, was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 6 November 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Albert’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of the late Albert and Sarah Maria (or Clara Maria) (nee FRENCH) SIMONDS; nephew of Frederick Charles FRENCH of Watford.
His parents married 1 June 1887 at Sts Peter & Paul, Tring, Herts. Sarah died 1900 in Aylesbury aged 33, and was buried 17 January in Aylesbury Cemetery. Albert remarried March 1902 in Aylesbury to Fanny Elizabeth VERITY; he died 1915 in the Aylesbury district aged 60. Fanny remarried 1916 in the Aylesbury district to Harry GREEN, and died 1950 in the Aylesbury district aged 77.
Albert was born 12 or 16 November 1896 in Aylesbury, and baptised there 28 October 1898. He attended St John’s C of E School, Aylesbury, from 5 March 1900.
On the 1901 Census, he is proving elusive. On the 1911 Census, a pawnbroker’s assistant aged 14, he lived in Aylesbury, with his father, step-mother and one sibling.
Date of death31/07/1917
Age at death20
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)