Arthur Harold SIMMONS

SIMMONS, Arthur Harold

Service Number: 1648
Enlisted: 30 August 1915, Enlisted at Adelaide,SA
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 5th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Queenstown, South Australia, 23 September 1895
Home Town: Queenstown, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farrier
Died: Daw Park, South Australia, 4 October 1963, aged 68 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Derrick Gardens, Path 25, Grave 773.
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World War 1 Service

30 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1648, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Adelaide,SA
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 1648, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '1' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 1648, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
15 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, Artillery Details , At Tel-el-Kebir
28 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, Australian Artillery Training Depot, From 3rd Light Horse Regiment
26 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 15th Field Artillery Brigade , From Australian Artillery Training Depot
24 Aug 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 5th Field Artillery Brigade
15 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Gunner, 1648, 5th Field Artillery Brigade , Discharged at the 4th Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Simmons and Mary Ann Simmons nee Underwood of Victoria Street, Queenstown, SA

Brother of Frances Evelyn Simmons, Florence Rose Simmons, John Robert Simmons, Mary Ann Simmons, Isabell May Simmons, Henry Ernest Simmons, Harold George Simmons, Alfred Victor Simmons, Dorothy Olive Marjory Simmons, Arthur William Simmons and Lillian Maude Simmons

On 4 August 1924 Athur married Charlotte Annie Morton in the residence of Rev. W.C. Brooker of Port Adelaide, SA. At the time of his death he was living at Queenstown, SA

Commenced return to Australia on 29 May 1919 aboard Rio Negro disembarking on the 22 July 1919 at Melbourne for onward travel to Adelaide

Served in the Senior Cadets for about three years

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal