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Horace John SIMMONS

Regimental number5448
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPacker
Address10 Rosamond Street, Balaclava, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 2"
Weight110 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amy Simmons, 10 Rosamond Street, Balaclava, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date17 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France from 4th Training Bn, Rollestone, 21 July 1916; taken on strength, 14th Bn, in the field, 13 August 1916.

Proceeded on leave, 12 August 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 26 August 1917.

Admitted to 2/1 West Riding Field Ambulance, 30 March 1918 (myalgia), and transferred to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Doullens; to 56th General Hospital, 31 March 1918; to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 5 April 1918; to 12th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 6 April 1918; to 10th Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 7 April 1918; to 1st Convalescent Depot, 28 April 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 6 May 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 19 May 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 18 September 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 October 1918.

Embarked Havre for England, 31 March 1919, for return to Australia; marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 1 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Napier', 12 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 17 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin's surname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as SIMMONDS.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SIMMONS Horace John

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