|Place of birth||Glen Osmond, South Australia|
|Address||Southwark, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary A Simmons, 8 Light Terrace, Southwark, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years 3 months in Senior Cadets, Area 76A; transferred to exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme.|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.
Taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 2 August 1916.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 5 September 1916 (cardiac debility); transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 7 September 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 25 September 1916.
Wounded in action, 1 December 1916 (shrapnel wound, left leg and back), and admitted to 36th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 3 December 1916; to England, 8 December 1916, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Fishponds, Bristol.
Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 3 July 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 23 August 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 6 February 1918.
War service: 1 year 357 days (of which 1 year 135 days was abroad)
Death originally not attributed to war service. Imperial War Graves Commission, 10 December 1948, ruled that death was attributable to war service.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||West Terrace Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SIMMONS Ernest Richmond|