|Place of birth||Paddington, South Australia|
|School||Alberton Public School, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Paddington, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Eliza Simon, Charles Street, Paddington, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in the Naval Cadets for 3 years; transferred as an Able Seaman Signaller in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve (3 years 9 months); still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||'Was a grandson of the late Colonel Abraham Simon, of the 'Caches', St Saviour's, Guernsey. Was interested in church matters and acted as a [sidesman] at St Barnabas' Church, Rosewater, SA.' (details from mother, Eliza Simon, of Paddington, South Australia).|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France|
|Age at death||23.6|
|Age at death from cemetery records||23|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No 2), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Eliza SIMON, Charles Street, Paddington, South Australia|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked HMAT 'Geelong', 18 December 1915.
Taken on strength of A Company and reverted to the rank of Private, Tel el Kebir, 1 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Posted missing, 20 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 2500604: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'
Statement, 1576 Pte M.A. SYMONDS, 42nd Bn, 19 August 1917: 'I last saw the above soldier at Fleurbaix in the front line trenches at 4.30. p.m. 19.7.16. Since then I have not seen him.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 6), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SIMON Victor George
Red Cross file 2500604