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Regimental number28896
Place of birthNottingham, England
SchoolBoard School, England
Age on arrival in Australia23
Address34 Meeks Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Simons, 3 Elm Avenue, Park Road, Carlton, Nottingham, England
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date17 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameMedium Trench Mortar Battery Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/129/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied by being gassed.
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death29 January 1920
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Portion Baptist), Sydney
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Elizabeth SIMONS, Carlton, Near Nottingham, England. Came to Australia aged 23. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, NSW.
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 31 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 12 July 1919; died before discharge.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SIMONS Harold

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