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John Grant SIMMONS

Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolHervi's Collegiate School, Launceston, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationAccountant
Address6th Invermay, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, G Simmons, Albion Street, Invermay, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed as a Lieutenant in the 92nd Launceston Regiment.
Enlistment date18 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 April 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name12th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 September 1918
Place of death or woundingHesbecourt, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialDoingt Communal Extension (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
61
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Mary SIMMONS, 31 Albion Street, Invermay, Tasmania. Native of Melbourne
Family/military connectionsCousins: Private Roy Davey (of Melbourne, Victoria) killed in action in France and No.1052 Herbert Albert Simmons, 14th Battalion, who was killed in action at Courtney's Post, Gallipoli on 20 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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