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Stafford SIMONS

Regimental number1007
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolRoyal Orphanage, Wolverhampton, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraper
Address63 Ramsey Street, Scarboro, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinSister, Lily Ewing, 69 Ramsay Street, Scarboro, England
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date26 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularLeft Australia aged two and returned aged 26 years.
FateKilled in Action 5 November 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 20), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
84
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Harriet SIMONS. Native of Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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