Michael John SIMMONS

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SIMMONS, Michael John

Service Number: NX41012
Enlisted: 10 July 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Musswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia, 23 May 1909
Home Town: Pilliga, Narrabri, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Oxywelder
Died: Execution, Malaya, 19 February 1942, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery
No Known Grave; (CWGC) Official Commemoration - Memorial Location: Column 121.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Singapore Memorial Kranji War Cemetery
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN NX41012
3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN NX41012, 7th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR)
10 Jul 1940: Enlisted Private, SN NX41012, 7th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR)
10 Jul 1940: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX41012, 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion
10 Jul 1940: Enlisted Private, SN NX41012, Enlisted at Tamworth
10 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX41012, 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1940: Transferred Private, 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion, (NAA, Pg-3) Service Record of of Private: Michael John SIMMONS, SN NX41012.
2 Feb 1941: Embarked Private, SN NX41012, Embarked the Queen Mary at Sydney for Singapore
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Originally posted as missing but later found to be a POW of the Japanese and had been executed
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX41012, 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Joseph and Annie Simmons

Medals: 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal, Defence Medal, Australian Service Medal