(Service number 66142)
|First Rank||Captain||Last Rank||Temporary Captain|
|Date||1 December 1891||Place of Birth||Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Date||26 May 1917||Age||26|
|Address at Enlistment||Boden Park, Rathfarmhame, Dubline|
|Previous Military Experience||Royal Dublin Fusiliers|
|Next of Kin||Thomas and Edith Simon, husband of M E Simon|
|Served with||Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion||Served in||France|
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|Last Unit Served With||Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|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|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru|
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
ROLL OF HONOUR.
YESTERDAY'S LIST. (PRESS ASSOCIATION" TELEGraph.) WELLINGTON". January 25.
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.
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