John SIMMONS

SIMMONS, John

Service Number: 1975
Enlisted: 4 October 1915, Enlisted at Cootamnudra
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sale, Victoria, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Tallangatta, Towong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1940, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

4 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1975, 59th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Cootamnudra
4 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1975, 59th Infantry Battalion
4 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1975, 59th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne
10 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 57th Infantry Battalion, From the 59th Battalion
28 Apr 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 67th Infantry Battalion , From the 57th Battalion
6 Oct 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 57th Infantry Battalion, From 67th Battalion
26 Mar 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1975, 57th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 3rd Military District as medically unfit due to asthma

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Godfrey Simmons and Margaret Simmons nee Murphy of Tallangatta, Victoria formerly of Sale, Victoria

Husband of Florence Mary Simmons nee Gray of 2 Fifteen Street, Mentone, Victoria. John and Florence married during 1919 in Victoria

Commenced return to Australia on 21 December 1917

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

During March 1923 while living at 73 Colebrook Street, West Brunswick, Victoria he lodged an application for a grant under the War Service Homes Act

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