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Remembering World War II
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Royal Canadian Engineers
July 9, 1900
June 27, 1940
5 feet, 5½ inches
Cecil Simmons (Brother) Weymouth Falls, NS
March 26, 1947
Weymouth Falls Baptist Cemetery
Commemorated on page 598 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance
Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on December 19
Aubrey Simmons was the son of Moses and Ida Belle (Langford) Simmons of Yarmouth, NS. Both
parents predeceased Aubrey and his brother Cecil as did a brother Lorenzo and a sister Josephine.
Their mother, born in Weymouth, NS, was a dressmaker by trade. She died at the age of 42 years in
1915. The family resided on Main Street in Yarmouth. Their father, Moses A. Simmons was born in Port
La Tour, Shelburne Co., NS. They were married in Yarmouth on February 11, 1895.
Aubrey served in Canada, the United Kingdom and France during World War I with No 2
Construction Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force, between October 4, 1916 and February 1919. In
1919 he was employed as a Fireman on the SS Canadian Trader.
In the eighteen years prior to his enlistment in WWII he lived in Montreal. He was described as
having a “cheerful, pleasant disposition”. He served in Canada from June 27, 1940 and went overseas
departing Canada on October 6, 1941 disembarking in the United Kingdom on October 19, 1941. On
June 1943 he was hospitalized in the United Kingdom. He was returned to Canada because of his
disability diagnosed as pulmonary tuberculosis and was admitted to Ste. Anne’s Military Hospital, Ste
Anne’s de Bellevue, Quebec. He was then discharged from Service on October 26, 1943.
Sapper Simmons died of advanced pulmonary Tuberculosis at Veterans’ Hospital Cornwallis, NS on
March 26, 1947. His death was attributed to his service.