John Joseph SIMONS


SIMONS, John Joseph

Service Number: 3608
Enlisted: 7 August 1915, Enlisted Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cochran's Creek, Victoria, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Inglewood, Loddon, Victoria
Schooling: Navarre State School, Victoria
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 20 July 1916
Cemetery: Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix
Plot 1, Row B, Grave 1(Collective). Rev. C.W.H. Statt officiated Headstone inscription reads: In loving remembrance, Rue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Inglewood War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

7 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3608, 21st Infantry Battalion, Enlisted Bendigo, Victoria
29 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3608, 21st Infantry Battalion
29 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3608, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
26 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 60th Infantry Battalion, From 21st Battalion
15 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 57th Infantry Battalion, From 60th Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Edwin Simons and Janet Simons of 10 O'Hea Street, Coburg, Victoria formerly of Powlett Road, Inglewood, Victoria

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal