Joseph Henry SIMONS


SIMONS, Joseph Henry

Service Number: 5911
Enlisted: 24 July 1916, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: North Creswick, Victoria, Australia, 1878
Home Town: Creswick, Hepburn, Victoria
Schooling: North Creswick Public School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Plate Layer
Died: Killed in action, France, 3 May 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Creswick Honor Roll, North Creswick State School No 2041 Honor Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

24 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5911, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
29 Aug 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 21st Infantry Battalion, From 22nd Battalion re-inforcements
2 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5911, 22nd Infantry Battalion
2 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5911, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
3 May 1917: Involvement Private, SN 5911, 21st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Henry Simons and Elizabeth Simons nee Lane of Creswick, Victoria

Husband of Ethel May Simons of 803 Drummond Road, North Carlton, Victoria

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal