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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Simmons, Albert Ernest (5487)

Place of Birth: Richmond, VIC

Age: 20 years 5 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 7 February 1916 – Leongatha, VIC

Service Number: 5487 view online service record

40 Whitehall Street
Footscray, VIC

Next of Kin:
Alice Singer (mother)
40 Whitehall Street
Footscray, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 4 April 1916
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion – 17th Reinforcements

DIED: Saturday, 31 August 1918
Place: Germany

Died while serving as a Prisoner of War.

Private, 5487, 6 Infantry, died as POW, 31 August, 1918, Germany, age 23, commemorated Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany

5487   (Parents: Thomas (late) and Mrs Alice SINGER (previously SIMMONS) born Richmond, educated  SS Port Melbourne.   He enlisted as a 20-year-old labourer with his mother in Footscray. Simmons died in his sleep after complaining of stomach pains while a Prisoner Of War, 31 August, 1918 after being captured in December, 1917.   Circular returned by mother from Foster in South Gippsland nominated Port Melbourne as his place of association.  Brother: 3248, Lawrence Stephen SIMMONS; and step-brothers: 8012,  Joe SINGER and 8011, William Henry SINGER all returned to Australia)

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

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