Raymond Laurence John (Ray) SIMMONS MiD

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SIMMONS, Raymond Laurence John

Service Numbers: S50214, SX31568
Enlisted: 18 September 1941, Torrens Hall, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 11 September 1923
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Compositor/Printer
Died: Died of wounds, At sea (Straits of Macassar), 1 July 1945, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave - Panel 9
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

18 Sep 1941: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN S50214, Torrens Hall, South Australia
19 Sep 1941: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN S50214
22 Jan 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX31568, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
1 Jul 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX31568, 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
1 Jul 1945: Wounded Private, SN SX31568, 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion, Borneo - Operation Oboe July - August 1945, GSW (multiple)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography

Awarded - Mentioned in Despatches - "Distinguished Service in South-West Pacific area"