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William SIMONS

Regimental number170
Date of birth8 June 1885
Place of birthKingsbury, Warwickshire, England
SchoolKingsbury School, Warwickshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
AddressTolly Street, Torrensville, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs E L Simons, Tolly Street, Torrensville, South Australia
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Field Ambulance, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll108
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Discharge date9 June 1919
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Gallipoli, France, Belgium. Wounded, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915; invalided to Tigue Hospital, Malta; recovered and returned to duty on Gallipoli, 11 July 1915. Wounded, Vaulx, 23 March 1917; invalided to Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham; recovered and returned to duty. Gassed, Menin Road, Belgium, 20 September 1917; invalided to Australia; discharged as medically unfit.

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