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Number Private 5487

Battalion 6th Battalion

Place of Birth Richmond

Next of Kin His mother, Mrs. Alice Singer of Foster

Date and place of enlistment Leongatha on the 7/2/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 20 years and 5 months,
5'5", 9 stone 12 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair

Religion Church of England

Occupation Labourer

Date and place of death

He died as a prisoner of war on 31/8/1918 in Krankenhaus Germany

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Number 1 Cologne Southern Cemetery

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He lived in the Shire

Military History

He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
He enlisted
4/4/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Euripides
31/5/16 He embarked Alexandria
12/6/16 He disembarked Plymouth
5/9/16 He went to France
14/2/17 He was sick in hospital with trench feet
3/3/17 He went on the hospital train to Boulogne and England
6/3/17 He was in hospital in Brighton
23/3/17 He went on leave
28/4/16 He transferred to the 6th Battalion
17/10/17 He went to France
22/12/17 He was missing in action
He was believed to be a prisoner of war
14/2/18 His mother, who has moved to Seddon, received a post card stating he is a POW. He was captured in Cabrai.
16/2/18 He was declared to be a POW in Germany
18/10 18 A letter was sent from the Australian Red Cross 36 Grovenor Place London S.W.1 seeking information about his death
31/8/18 He died aged 23 as a POW in Krankenhaus Essen. He was buried in a Cemetery of Honour. The information came from the help committee Munster
26/8/1919 On Page 22 aof his file is a German death certificate.
On page 24 of his file is a German certificate saying he is in camp in Dulmen
There is a Post Card from the POW to Miss G M Singer 4 Beaufort Place St Saviours Rd Bath
27/2/22 His mother received his medals, plaque and scroll


SIMMONS, Ernest Albert

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