Robert Phillip SIMMONS

SIMMONS, Robert Phillip

Service Number: 5757
Enlisted: 10 January 1916, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Home Town: Albert Park, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia, 1964, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

10 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5757, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
3 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5757, 8th Infantry Battalion
3 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5757, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Melbourne
23 Feb 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 60th Infantry Battalion, In England from the 2nd Convalescence Depot
23 Mar 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 65th Infantry Battalion, From the 60th Battalion
19 Sep 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 63rd Infantry Battalion, From 65th Battalion
19 Sep 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 63rd Infantry Battalion, From 65th Battalion
14 Oct 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 60th Infantry Battalion, From the 63rd Battalion
26 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 5757, 60th Infantry Battalion
25 Sep 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 59th Infantry Battalion, From 60th Battalion
15 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 5757, 59th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 3rd Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Robert Edward Simmons and Sarah Jane Simmons nee Stewart of Ascot Vale, Victoria. Brother of William Edward Simmons of Albert Park, Victoria

Husband of Mabel Simmons of  56 Stead Street, Albert Park, Victora. Robert and Mabel were married in Victoria during 1916c

Commenced return to Australia on 19 February 1919 aboard HT Orca disembarking on the 15 May 1919 at Melbourne for onward travel to Sydney

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal