SIMON, Frank
(Service number 66142)

First Rank Captain Last Rank Temporary Captain


Date 1 December 1891 Place of Birth Dunedin, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 26 May 1917 Age 26
Address at Enlistment Boden Park, Rathfarmhame, Dubline
Occupation Medical Student
Previous Military Experience Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Thomas and Edith Simon, husband of M E Simon
Religion Unknown
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion Served in France
Military District

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Body on Embarkation
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Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion

Military Awards

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 10 January 1918 Age 28
Place of Death Leper,France
Cause Killed in action
Notices Timaru Herald, Volume CVII, Issue 16449, 22 January 1918, Page 4
Memorial or Cemetery The Huts Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaadreren, Belgium
Memorial Reference XV.A.16
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Son of Thomas and Edith Simon, Waiti Ave, Timaru, husband of Mary Elizabeth Simon(nee Kavanagh) , 23 Aiger, Road, South Hapstead, London, England.

Otago Daily Times , Issue 15128, 27 April 1911, Page 4

Mr Frank Simon (Invercargill) has come to Great Britain to continue his medical studies. For this purpose he is going to Trinity College, Dublin, where he will also sit. for his B.A. degree. Immediately after Easter he will sit for an examination at Dublin. Most of is medical work will be done at the Rotunda Hospital and at Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital, both in Dublin. Mr Simon anticipates, being in Great Britain for about six years.

Press, Volume LIV, Issue 16120, 26 January 1918, Page 7



Temporary-Captain .Frank Simon, who fell in action on January 10th, was the Eldest son of, Mr and Mrs T. Simon, formerly of Invercargill. but now of Timaru. Temporary-Captain Simon was born in Invercargill 21 vears ago. He attended the Invercargill Middle and Southland Boys' High Schools, and proceeded to the Otago University and on to Trinity College, Dublin, where he was studying medicine and law at the outbreak, of the war. At Trinity College he won the gold medal for International law. Mr Simon enlisted at the start, and obtained a commission in the Royal Dublin fusiliers. For one year he was engaged in training troops at Curragh camp. Since then he had been in France. Some eight months ago, he was transferred from, the Imperial Army to the New Zealand Forces, and was attached to the 8th (Southland) Regiment. Temporary-Captain Simon leaves a young widow resident in London. His younger brother (Horace), who went from New Zealand with the Main Body, recently joined the Royal Naval Aerial Service.


Auckland Cenotaph, CWGC, Historical BMD, PapersPast, NZ Archives War record

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