Biographical information for Frederick William Simmons

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The early years (from various sources)

Born Castle Bromwich 1862/1863

20/3/1877 Midland Railway Telegraph Department, Loughborough 6/- This would be when he started, aged 14
6/4/1877 " 7/-  
19/4/1878 " 9/-  
19/4/1879 " 12/-  
2/6/1879 Midland Railway Telegraph Department, Peterborough 12/-  
8/3/1880 Midland Railway Telegraph Department, Ashchurch 12/- Age 17 February 21st 1880  perhaps this was his birthday
17/5/1880 " 14/-  
6/8/1880 Midland Railway Telegraph Department, Worcester 14/-  
20/5/1881 " 16/- 1881 census telegraph clerk aged 18 lodging in 16 Tallow Hill Worcester. Head telegraph linesman
26/10/1881 Midland Railway Telegraph Department, Derby (relief) 16/-  
19/5/1882 " 18/-  
19/5/1883 " 20/-  
21/1/1884 Transferred to Engineering Dept.    

Way & Works 6601 1/2/1884

Appointment of clerk, Land Agent's office
FWS at £66

Way & Works 7478 16/7/1885 Advances

FWS Shorthand clerk £66 > £76

Way & Works 9066 19/7/1888 Advances

FWS  Clerk £76 > £85 2nd class > 1st class

Way & Works 9799 5/7/1889

New clerical job of repairs clerk created to deal with repairs to property in the Estates Dept.
FWS (correspondence clerk) made repairs clerk £85 > £100

Way & Works 10993 7/11/1890 Advances 1st instant

FWS (repairs clerk) appointed as Distance Diagram clerk £120 new job.

Census of England and Wales, 1891

Draughtsman boarding in Derby single 28

Way & Works 12789 19/1/1893 Advances

FWS  Distance Diagram clerk £120 > £130

Way & Works 14071 17/1/1895 Advances

FWS  Distance Diagram clerk £130 > £140

Way & Works 15423 14/1/1897 Advances 1st instant

FWS   Clerk £140 > £150

[Note: Minutes after this date not yet checked.]

Census of England and Wales, 1901

Not known.

Census of England and Wales, 1911

Railway surveyor boarding in Derby single 48

??

Death: unknown.


General Notes

None.


Acknowledgements

The summary above was complied by Mark R. Harvey from information kindly provided by a number of individuals including Dave Harris ( Study Centre Co-ordinator, Midland Railway Study Centre, Derby) and members of the Midland Railway Society.

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