Full name: Henry Augustus "Harry" Simmons
Born: February 21, 1911 in Southampton, Southampton, Great Britain
Died: April 23, 1944 in Hardwick, Northamptonshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Southampton Athletic Club
Country: Great Britain
After setting a UK junior high jump record of 6-1 (1.86) at the 1928 AAA Championships, Harry Simmons competed in the Amsterdam Olympics later in the month while still aged only 17. A career Air Force officer, Simmons won the RAF title three times (1930, 1932, 1935) and lost his life in a flying accident during World War II.
Personal Bests: HJ – 1.88 (6-2) (1932).
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