(Service number 25/239)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank


Date 17 March 1894 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Dannevirke
Occupation Surveyor's cadet
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin G. A. SIMMERS (father), Selwyn Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 3rd Battalion, B Company
Date 5 February 1916
Transport Ulimaroa or Mokois or Navua
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Civil engineer


Date 16 December 1977 Age 83 years
Place of Death (Christchurch)
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated, ashes interred Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Robert Simmers was the second son of George Annand and Isabella Glen (née Wallace) Simmers. He was educated at Timaru main and Waimataitai schoolsl, Timaru. His older brother, William Wallace Simmers, was killed in action in 1917 in France.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 August 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [09 August 2017]; Andersons Bay Cemetery burial record (Dunedin City Council) [10 August 2017]

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