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Regimental number1776
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
SchoolAuckland School, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
Addressc/o George Brown, Wittenoon Street, Bunbury, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Fanny Gertrude Simmers, Gladstone Road, Mt Albert, Auckalnd, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed in the Auckland Volunteers.
Enlistment date14 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 27 March 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialAveluy Communal Cemetery Extension (Row N, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Jacob and Fanny SIMMERS, Balmerston Road, Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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