Emrys Ernest (Paddy) SIMMONDS


SIMMONDS, Emrys Ernest

Service Numbers: 3/1525, 31525
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, 5 July 1929
Home Town: South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Mowbray State School
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Killed in Action, Korea, 13 December 1950, aged 21 years
Cemetery: United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
Originally interred at Inchon Cemetery. Portion Allied. Plot and Row 2 Grave No.15
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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Korean War Service

28 Sep 1950: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 3/1525, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
13 Dec 1950: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 31525, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Pte. E. E. Simmonds

THE Minister for the Army (Mr. Francis) has notified Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Simmonds, 36 Joffre St., Launceston, of the death of her son, Pte. Emrys Ernest (Paddy) Simmonds, who was killed in action in Korea on December 13. The late Pte. Simmonds was a member of B.C.O.F. in Japan, where he was stationed for two years before volunteering to serve in Korea. He was educated at the Mowbray State School and afterwards attended night classes at the Technics College. He was a member of the Mowbray Presbyterian Sunday School. Aged 21 years, the late Pte. Simmonds joined the army in Melbourne. He was the son of Mrs. Elizabeth and the late F. E. Simmonds." - from the Launceston Examiner 19 Dec 1950 (nla.gov.au)