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Frank Ernest SIMMONDS

Regimental number2145
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMariner
AddressLaunceston, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Hilda Simmonds, Home Street, Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military service2nd T.I.B. Expiration of Time
Enlistment date28 July 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 23 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank and Kate Ann SIMMONDS
Discharge date2 March 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Berrima', 31 October 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 30 December 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Hobart, 2 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death28 December 1935
Age at death60
Place of burialCarr Villa Cemetery, Launceston, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, SIMMONDS Frank Ernest

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