James Michael SEMMENS

SEMMENS, James Michael

Service Number: Commissioned Officer
Enlisted: 18 August 1914
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rushworth, Victoria, Australia, 16 May 1868
Home Town: St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Rushworth State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Civil Servant
Died: St. Kilda East, Victoria, Australia, 1937, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: St Kilda Cemetery, Victoria
Church of England section, Compartment D, Grave 859. Interred on 18 June 1937 and held in perpetuity for all time
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, SN Commissioned Officer, 6th Infantry Battalion
19 Oct 1914: Involvement 6th Infantry Battalion
2 Oct 1915: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, SN Commissioned Officer, 6th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

Colonel Semmens was Chairman of the Repatriation Commission from 1/7/1920 to 31/10/1935.

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas Semmens and Catherine Semmens nee Conrich of Rushorth, Victoria

Husband of Jessie Semmens nee Robertson of 'Siller Craig', Melby Avenue, St Kilda, Victoria. James and Jessie married in Victoria during 1896c

Commenced return to Australia on 13 April 1915 aboard P&O Moldavia due Asthenia

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