Albert Edward SIMMONS

SIMMONS, Albert Edward

Service Numbers: 2438, 3490
Enlisted: 24 March 1915, Enlisted at Keswick, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Home Town: Golden Square, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Mt Bryan East and Jamestown Public Schools, South Australia
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in action, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia, 30 April 1945
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Methodist New Portion 3A, Zone F, Grave 314 Headstone inscription reads: His duty nobly done
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide The 50th Battalion Commemorative Cross, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wirrabara District WW1 Roll of Honour, Wirrabara War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2438, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Keswick, SA
23 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2438, 10th Infantry Battalion
23 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2438, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kanowna, Adelaide
6 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3490, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Warwick Farm, NSW
13 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3490, 4th Infantry Battalion
13 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3490, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Sydney
16 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 53rd Infantry Battalion, From 4th Battalion
26 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion, From 10th Battalion
3 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Pioneer Battalion, From 53rd Battalion
16 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2438, 50th Infantry Battalion, Wounds to the face. Transferred to England on 18 August 1916
25 Apr 1918: Involvement Private, SN 2438, 50th Infantry Battalion
24 Aug 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3490, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Discharged at the 2nd Military District as medically unfit due to Bronchitis

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James Simmons and Elizabeth Simmons nee Doyle of 'White Park', Wirrabra, SA. Brother of John Fern Simmons, Ellen Madge Simmons, James Alfred Simmons, Charlotte Olive Simmons, Emma Mabel Simmons, Charles Leonard Simmons, Bessie Simmons, Annie Simmons and Lillian Maud Simmons

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

Served in the Jamestown Cadets

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Henery Simmons and Mary Jane Simmons nee Mealand of Maple Street, Golden Square, Victoria

Commenced return to Australia on 21 April 1918 disembarking on the 7 June 1918 at Melbourne for onward travel to Sydney

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