Wilfred George SIMMONS

Regimental number2109
Place of birthPort Adelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPort Lincoln, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinBrother, Alfred Simmons, Port Lincoln via Hindmarsh, South Australia
Enlistment date12 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Medal

'For gallantry and great devotion to Duty under fire. In the neighbourhood of PERONNE, principally on the SOMME Canal and River, this Sapper carried despatches continuously under machine gun fire and shell fire, on the days and nights of August 30th, 31st, September 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th., journeying from points 300 to 500 yards in advance of our posts to Brigade Headquarters, with reports on progress of footbridging over the SOMME Valley. His fortitude, perseverance, gallantry, and devotion to duty have been most marked.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 November 1975