Walter SIMS (17th September 1878 – 2nd January 1915)

Walter SIMS was born on 17th September 1878[1] at Leigh Farm, St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.  He was the son of Walter SIMS (1828-1914) and Mary BEVIS (1842-1918).  Walter had a brother Sidney, eight half siblings from his father’s first marriage to Rhoda GOODYEAR (Charles, George, William, Fred, John Daniel, Annie Levinia & Wallace) and four … Read moreWalter SIMS (17th September 1878 – 2nd January 1915)

From Blighty to Le Cateau

Photograph of SS Braemar Castle one of the ships used to transport the troops[1] From the private diary of Lt. Col. F.R. Hicks, 1st Battalion The Hampshire Regiment, August 1914 (included with the Battalion War Diary for 1914). 21st August – Battalion left Harrow by two trains.  H.Q. and Right Half Batt: at 11.30 p.m. … Read moreFrom Blighty to Le Cateau

The return to the colours!!!

“Almighty Lord God, the Father and Protector of all that trust in thee, we commend to thy fatherly goodness the men who through perils of war are serving this nation, beseeching the to take into thine own hand both them and the cause wherein the King and country send them. Be thou their strength when … Read moreThe return to the colours!!!

Mary BEVIS PAGE SIMS (1842-1918)


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Preface During 2008-2009 I studied a course with the Open University call “A173 – Start Writing Family History” as part of this course one of my assignments was to write a biography of an ancestor.  The ancestor I chose was Mary Bevis my 3 * great grandmother.  In addition on Tuesday the 8th February 2011 … Read moreMary BEVIS PAGE SIMS (1842-1918)

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