Bill Simmons

Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 07/08/1944

 

 

Bill Simmons was born in Florida in 1921. He enlisted in the National Guard
on November 25, 1940 at Lake City, Florida. His home of residence was
listed as Jasper, Hamilton County, Florida and his civilian occupation was
listed as Farm Hands, General Farms. He had completed grammar school
and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private Simmons was killed in action in France during the attack toward the town of Perriers
on July 7, 1944.

 

 

Bill Simmons was originally buried in the temporary military cemetery at Sainte Mere Eglise
Cemetery #2 at Carentan, France in Block J Row 4 Grave 80. His remains were later
reinterred in the permanent cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer most likely in 1948 when the
temporary cemeteries were shut down.

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot E Row 14 Grave 37

 

     

Grave marker for

Bill Simmons

Photo by

John Tomawski

and

Andreia Lino

 

 

 

 

 


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