John Grant SIMMONS


SIMMONS, John Grant

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 18 May 1916
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, May 1890
Home Town: Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: Hervi's Collegiate School, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Died of wounds , France,, 19 September 1918
Cemetery: Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 13 GSW abdomen, died at 55th Canadian Clearing Station
Memorials: Lindisfarne Officers of the 12th Battalion Pictorial Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

18 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion
4 Aug 1917: Involvement 12th Infantry Battalion
4 Aug 1917: Embarked 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
27 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux, SW neck, severe
1 May 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion
19 Sep 1918: Involvement Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George Simmons and Mary Young Simmons nee Grant of 31 Albion Street, Invermay, Tasmania formerly of Fitzroy, Victoria

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal