Private William Simm

Private William Simm, 15th ( Service ) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. He was killed in action in France on 21st October 1916, aged 22, during the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of Jane Anne and the late John Simm of Wooler and is buried in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.  His Headstone is inscribed ” Thy Will Be Done “. The photograph  the ground after the autumn rains In the autumn rains had turned the shell blasted chalky soil of the Region into a glutinous quagmire making movement very difficult as can be seen from the photographs. The colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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