Major Kenneth William Lee Simonet

Prince of Wales Own 2nd Yorkshire Regiment (attached to Black Watch)

Died: 21st January 1916
Age: 34

Kenneth William Lee Simonet, third son of William Simonet, of Radier, Grouville, Jersey, entered [Victoria College] in September 1892, at the age of eleven, and remained for seven years. He was in the Football XV for two years, 1897 and 1898. In 1899 he obtained a commission in the 2nd (East) Battalion, Royal Militia Island of Jersey and in the following year headed the list of Militia candidates for the Army. He was gazetted to The Prince of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment, and became Captain in 1909 and Major in 1916, most of his service being in India.

At the beginning of the War he was appointed instructing officer to a Territorial battalion in India, but in December 1915 was attached to The Black Watch and went to Mesopotamia. He was only once in action. Badly wounded early in an attack on the Turkish lines, he refused to be sent back, and again led his men during a further attack, when he was mortally wounded, 21st – 22nd January, 1916.

The above text appeared in the Victoria College Book of Remembrance published in 1920

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