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Gordon Cromwell SIMMONS

Regimental number922
Date of birth8 March 1891
Place of birthBowden, South Australia
Place of birthHindmarsh, South Australia
SchoolPublic School, South Australia; Bowden Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMrs M W Simmons, c/o Mrs Oswald, 320 Carrington Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date13 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 June 1916
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialLa Plus Douve Farm Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 9), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
111
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Eliza SIMMONS; husband of Myrtle SIMMONS, Revington Road, Glen Ormond, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: No.10350 Sapper William Gordon SIMMONS MM, 15th Field Engineers.
Other detailsWar service: France, Belgium

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