George Harold Simmonds
- Born: 29 Nov 1915, Fenton, S-o-t 19
- Marriage: Hilda Fradley on 1 Aug 1936 in Penkhall Church, S-o-t
- Died: 3 Jul 1990, Rhyl Hospital, Rhyl, N.wales aged 74
- Buried: 9 Jul 1990, Carmountside Crematorium, S-O-T
Lived at 41, Victoria road, Fenton (1940's). It's now a shop. Was enlisted to the Cavalry of the Line, Hanley 2/Oct/1940 and then the Royal Armoured Corps 150B (No.330099). He served 7yrs with the colours and 5yrs in the reserves. Awarded the Defence Medal,War Medal
1939/1945. Worked on Potteries Demolition after the War.
In the 40s, he had a ancident whereby while waiting for his lorry to be loaded at Liverpool Docks, a ship container broke from its harness at cut his ear off. Apparently he was one of the first in the country to have his ear sown back on successfully.
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Miner, Lorry Driver.
George married Hilda Fradley, daughter of William Fradley and Mary Ann Ashworth, on 1 Aug 1936 in Penkhall Church, S-o-t. (Hilda Fradley was born on 2 Oct 1917 in 2, Victoria Buildings, Penkhull, S-o-t and died in 2007 in North Staffordshire Hospital, Newcastle-Under-Lyme.)