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Second Lieutenant Eric Warr Simmons

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Fellowship details: No.5058, elected 10 March 1915.

Born: 6 April 1893
Died: 10 August 1915, Gallipoli.

Biography:

Eric Warr Simmons was born on 6 April 1893 and educated at Whitgift Grammar School, Croydon, before entering University College London in 1911, where he obtained the Morris Prize and the University Scholarship in Geology in 1913. He graduated in 1914 with first-class honours in Geology and Palaeontology, and afterwards acted as Demonstrator in that subject. 

Warr was elected as Fellow of the Society in 1915, later that year he went out to Gallipoli. He was posted 'missing' after the landing at Suvla Bay on 10 August 1915.

Memorial: Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Bibliography:

  • Obituary note, “Annual Report 1915”, ‘Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association', vol 27 (1916), p56.
  • Obituary, ‘Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society’, vol 75 (1919), Proceedings p lii.