Mountford John SIMONS

SIMONS, Mountford John

Service Number: 1909
Enlisted: 21 October 1915, Enlisted at Brisbane, QLD
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 2nd Australian Remount Unit
Born: Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, 1864
Home Town: South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Hairdresser
Died: Nephriti, Killed In Action, Illness (Nephritis), 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt, France, 5 May 1916
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Row F, Grave 49. Headstone inscription reads: Of Brisbane, Queensland, 'For King and Country', Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt, Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1909, 2nd Remount Unit, Enlisted at Brisbane, QLD
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 1909, 2nd Australian Remount Unit
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 1909, 2nd Australian Remount Unit, RMS Orontes, Sydney
3 May 1916: Involvement Trooper, 1909, 2nd Australian Remount Unit

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was Atlas Hotel, Stanley Street, South Brisbane, QLD

Son of James Simons and Margaret Simons of Goulburn, NSW. Next of kin given as his sister Ada M. Jones nee Simons of Sydney, NSW later changed to his elder brother William Simons. Also brother of Anne Simons, Laura C. Simons, Eva A. Simons, Mabel Theresa Simons, Vivian Simons and Kate Simons

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