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Re: 66038 Sergeant Charles Edward Simms, D.C.M., Royal Field Artillery 8 years 10 months ago #6131

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Hi Meurig.....

I have about 50 pages of service documents for Simms....

In his documents it states he did 10 years service in India.

Then:

Posted 28/01/00 RFA S.A.F.F. (Reserve)
Posted 01/02/00 1 Pounder Maxim Sect. RFA A/1 Sect. 17

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Re: 66038 Sergeant Charles Edward Simms, D.C.M., Royal Field Artillery 8 years 10 months ago #6132

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Hi Frank.....

On his discharge 181 B.S.M. C.E. Simms joined 3/1 Leicester RHA (Luttleworth Leicester was where he joined in the first place in 1888)....

Served with them from 30-06-09 to 06-07-17.....

During WW1 he served as an instructor at A.A.T. Depot Shrewburyness and "L" Battery R.H.A. (T) 8 Training School Bilford Camp he was promoted to Brigade Sergeant Major 07-06-16 and the served with No. 6 A.A. Mobile Battery.....

On 19-0-17 he was offered a Commission but decided to take his discharge instead and was discharged on 06-07-17......

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Re: 66038 Sergeant Charles Edward Simms, D.C.M., Royal Field Artillery 8 years 10 months ago #6134

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Hello Mike,
Yes, I know, I have researched this man before, some of the memoranda between the TF in Lichfield and the CO of that 75mm AA battery does indeed make for interesting reading!
Regards Frank

QSAMIKE wrote: Hi Frank.....

On his discharge 181 B.S.M. C.E. Simms joined 3/1 Leicester RHA (Luttleworth Leicester was where he joined in the first place in 1888)....

Served with them from 30-06-09 to 06-07-17.....

During WW1 he served as an instructor at A.A.T. Depot Shrewburyness and "L" Battery R.H.A. (T) 8 Training School Bilford Camp he was promoted to Brigade Sergeant Major 07-06-16 and the served with No. 6 A.A. Mobile Battery.....

On 19-0-17 he was offered a Commission but decided to take his discharge instead and was discharged on 06-07-17......

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Re: 66038 Sergeant Charles Edward Simms, D.C.M., Royal Field Artillery 8 years 10 months ago #6135

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Hello Mike,
I don't think the naming on the QSA matters too much, you have him shown on the medal roll and that would be enough for me, though, of course, it is always nice to see them with the phase 1pdr Pom Pom on them!
Moreover, I do like the 37mm 1Pdr, you know it was originally rejected by the War Office, on cost grounds! :(
On the other hand, Kuger and the ZAR were awash with money, so the cost of its use was not a problem, six shillings and sixpence per shell, over forty eight pounds per minute! :woohoo: :woohoo:
I want one! :sick:
Best Regards Frank

Would it be worth mentioning to Santa?

QSAMIKE wrote: Good Morning Everyone....

Thanks Fred, Brett, Meurig.....

Meurig the naming is as standard.....

66038 Sergt. C. E. SIMMS R.F.A.

No mention of the DCM....

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Re: 66038 Sergeant Charles Edward Simms, D.C.M., Royal Field Artillery 8 years 10 months ago #6136

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QSAMIKE wrote: Hi Meurig.....

I have about 50 pages of service documents for Simms....

In his documents it states he did 10 years service in India.

Then:

Posted 28/01/00 RFA S.A.F.F. (Reserve)
Posted 01/02/00 1 Pounder Maxim Sect. RFA A/1 Sect. 17

Mike


Hello Mike

I wasn't doubting his service with pom-poms (this is celar from the medal rolls) just wondering aloud why his medal isn't named to that unit - whereas others are.

Is there a reason or is it a whim of medal issuing authorities?

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66038 Sergeant Charles Edward Simms, D.C.M., Royal Field Artillery 8 years 5 months ago #10107

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Good Morning Everyone......

Thought I had a picture with this thread......

Adding one now.....

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