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Place of birthGoulburn New South Wales
AddressCraig Street, Red Hill, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinBrother, John Simmers, Craig Street, Red Hill, Queensland
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1917
Other detailsSon of Alexander and Isabella (nee Mitchell) Simmers who were married in Glasgow, Scotland on 22 July 1879. They had five children, Annie, Catherine, Jean, John and William. William came to Australia in 1913 and was an Anzac. Was wounded and met his future wife, Florence Runham (called Dorothy) while he was in hospital. They married in England.
Miscellaneous details*Name stated to be William Summers on Embarkation Roll

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