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2nd Lieutenant 

Richard Arnold Simmons




5 Jun 1914

Service No.



Antrim Fortress Company

591 Antrim Parachute Squadron

Military Notes:
Service Record:

17 Nov 1937 completes training at Queens University Belfast  Senior Division Officer Training College. Granted rank of 2nd Lieutenant

8 Sep 40 joined Antrim Fortress Company


5 Jun 1964 - Captain Breene retires from the Territorial Army with an Honorary rank of Major.

Family Notes:

son  of the Very Reverend Richard Simmons Breene (1886- ) and his wife Rebecca Louise Dennison (1896- )  [m.1913 Larne, Antrim]

RAS Breene attended Campbell College Belfast.

His father had been an Army Chaplain in WW1.

RAS Breene was step-father to his wife's two children from her first marriage.

Civilian Occupation:

23 Feb 1952- Appointed HM Vice-Consul to Zagreb

8 Dec 1953 - Gazette announces his appointed to Branch B of Her Majesty's Foreign Service -with effect from 10 Jan 1949.

21 Jan 1953 - Appointed HM Consul in Sarajevo.

15 Jan 1956 - Appointed HM Consul to Strasbourg

1 Jul 1959 - Appointed HM Consul to Rep. of Senegal

28 Nov 1960 - Appointed HM Consul to the Islamic Rep. of Mauritania.



1953 Harriet Joane Hawkins nee Mercier (c.1918-17 Feb 2005) married in Belgrade, Serbia [her 2nd marriage].

She was born in Rotterdam and her birth is registered as a British Consular Overseas birth.

Her death obituary appeared in The Telegraph Newspaper.


1993  aged 79 in Brackley RD, Northamptonshire, England.




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