Gordon Cromwell SIMMONS

SIMMONS, Gordon Cromwell

Service Number: 922
Enlisted: 13 February 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 8 March 1891
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Bowden Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Messines, Belgium, 27 June 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Wallonie, Belgium
Plot 1, Row A, Grave 9 Rev. D.A. Brennan officiated, La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, La Plus Douve, Wallonie, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, S.A.R. Engineering Branch Midland System Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

13 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 922, Keswick, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 922, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 922, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
4 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 922, 27th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
27 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 922, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 922 awm_unit: 27 Battalion awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1916-06-27

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

27 April 1915 - he married Myrtle Wynne Denford in St John Church, Adelaide; brother of Sapper William Gordon Simmons MM

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