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Edward Ernest SIMMONDS

Regimental number2982
Place of birthEdi, Victoria
SchoolWagga Experimental Farm Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNarrandera Road, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Edward Ernest Simmonds, Narrandera Road, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Elizabeth SIMMONDS, Narrandera Road, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. Native of EDI, victoria. Commemorated in Wagga Wagga Memorial Cemetery, New South Wales.
Family/military connectionsBrother: No.3469 Private David John Simmonds, 55th Battalion, who was killed in action on the Somme, France on 24 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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