Edgar SIMMONS

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SIMMONS, Edgar

Service Numbers: 1229, 1428
Enlisted: 2 October 1914, Enlisted at Geelong, Victoria Service changed from 1428
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Lubeck, Victoria, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Geelong West, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 11, Row A, 35 Headstone inscription reads: In loving memory of the loved son of Mr & Mrs Simmons of Geelong, Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Geelong West Cycling Club
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World War 1 Service

2 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1229, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Geelong, Victoria Service changed from 1428
2 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1428, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
2 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1428, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
6 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1229, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas Simmons and Margaret Simmons nee Dwyer of 22 Catherine Street, Geelong West, Victoria later of 49 Wolseley Parade, Kensington, Victoria

Brother of Winifred G. Simmons and Margaret Ethel Simmons

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