During the Peninsular War, George Simmons took part in combat at Côa (1810), where he was wounded, at Pombal (1811), Fuentes de Oñoro (1811), Ciudad Rodrigo (1812). Badajoz (1812), Salamanca(1812), Vitoria (1813), Pyrenees (1813), Nivelle (1813), Orthes (1814) and Tarbes where he was once again severely wounded.
George Simmons is known for letters he wrote home during his service, which is how we know where he was on the 16th September 1811. The letters were edited by Willoughby Verner and published in 1899 in the work A British Rifle Man: The Journals and Correspondence of Major George Simmons, Rifle Brigade, During the Peninsular War and the Campaign of Waterloo.
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