Simonds, Charles Henville


The eldest son of Colonel Robert Henville Simonds OBE (A 1866-1871) of Winterbourne Abbas, Dorchester and Winifred May Simonds. He came to Winchester from Twyford School. He passed through Woolwich, and in February 1916 went to France, where he served with distinction, receiving the M.C. and two Belgian decorations. He was also mentioned in despatches. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 1st July 1917 and wounded on 1st October 1917, being invalided back to England. He returned to the front in March 1918. He was killed by a shell near Ypres on 29th April 1918.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Simonds
  • Forenames or initials: Charles Henville
  • House: A
  • Years in School: 1910-1914
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Royal Engineers
  • Date of Birth: 12th November 1896
  • Date of Death: 29th April 1918
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer F6
  • Decoration: MC; Ordre de la Couronne; Croix de Guerre
  • Burial Site: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, YPRES: Grave XXVIII.E.2