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The following is a list of names that appear on the WWI Roll of Honour of St George's Church in Simister.
In most cases the named person lived in Simister.

Select "info" to read more about the person's ultimate sacrifice, click a column heading to sort the table, or click on the photos, medals or regiment name for more.

In some cases the individual is also mentioned on other Rolls of Honour, or is memorialised on family gravestones elsewhere.

Many thanks to Martin Harper and Anne McGee

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Info Thomas was killed when a shell hit his dugout while in a rest camp behind the front lines.
-Private British War MedalAllied Victory Medal1914-15 StarMachine Gun Corps (Infantry) Thiepval Memorial

Info Edward served in 7th Bn of The Kings Liverpool Regiment from June 1918, but never served abroad.Edward was admitted to Military Hospital in Whitchurch in August 1918, discharged as unfit for active duty on 4th November, and died 17 days later.
St Margaret's Ext. CWGCPrivate The King's (Liverpool Regiment) PRESTWICH (ST. MARGARET) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

Info James, served with the 2/23rd London Regiment, and died near Hooge Crater,Ypres.
-PrivateBritish War MedalAllied Victory MedalEast Surrey RegimentHOOGE CRATER CEMETERY

Info Alfred died on the first day of The Battle of The Somme
-PrivateBritish War MedalAllied Victory Medal1914-15 StarManchester Regiment DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ

Info George was released from the army in September 1917 as unfit for active service. He died 2 months later in a military Hospital in Bradford, and is buried in Moston aged 22.
MOSTON (ST. JOSEPH'S) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERYPrivate British War MedalAllied Victory MedalThe King's (Liverpool Regiment)MOSTON (ST. JOSEPH'S) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY

Info Harold was taken prisoner in the summer of 1917, and died of pneumonia the following October.
- L/CorporalBritish War MedalAllied Victory Medal Lancashire FusiliersBERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY
GEEJOHN HENRY1916/09/1432

Info John died in conflict with Bulgarian forces on the Macedonian front(Macukovo) and was postumously awarded the Military Medal.
-Corporal1914-15 Star Lancashire FusiliersDOIRAN MEMORIAL

Info Jesse was reported missing at the crossing of the Boermbeek near Ypres, confirmed dead the following July.
-PrivateBritish War MedalAllied Victory Medal1914-15 StarGrenadier GuardsCEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY

Info Arthur died during a repulse of a counter attack near Monchy le Preux.Arthur is presumed to be a relation of Henry Knight, who was a Schoolmaster in Simister.
-Private British War MedalAllied Victory MedalKing's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)ARRAS MEMORIAL

Info Arthur died in France of Pneumionia, while working with the Royal Engineers, railways division
St Mary'sSapperBritish War MedalAllied Victory MedalRoyal EngineersLES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE

Info Albert died in the build up to the Actions of St Eloi Craters near Ypres
Weaste CemeteryRifleman British War MedalAllied Victory Medal1914-15 StarKing's Royal Rifle Corps DICKEBUSCH OLD MILITARY CEMETERY.

Info Thomas had been awarded the Military Medal for "heroism in action and devotion to duty on 9th April on the Western front and for conspicuous gallantry". The Battalion had been involved in Battle of Estaires in April as the enemy launched Operation Michael. Thomas died during the build up to the Battle of Pilkem Ridge. He was killed by the blast from a shell. A family photo dates to about 1915/16, which is when his last son (the baby) was born.
All Saints Church Boardman Lane RhodesSerjeant British War MedalAllied Victory MedalKing's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) HOUCHIN BRITISH CEMETERY

Info Harry was reported missing & assumed dead as the allies pushed the enemy East of Cambrai in the last months of the war.
-Private British War MedalAllied Victory MedalManchester Regiment NEUVILLY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Info George, a member of St George's Choir, and died to the West of Ypres, where the very large seige artillery was deployed.
-Gunner British War MedalAllied Victory MedalRoyal Garrison Artillery VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY.

Info Sydney was wounded during the German Spring offensive operation Michael, on 26th March 1918, and died the following day .
-Corporal British War MedalAllied Victory MedalRoyal Field Artillery ST. HILAIRE CEMETERY, FREVENT.