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Kenneth Herbert Simmonds

Portrait of Gunner Kenneth Herbert Evans Simmonds, 1940. Image kindly provided by Charmaine Simmonds (October 2018). Image has no known copyright restrictions.
Portrait of Gunner Kenneth Herbert Evans Simmonds, 1940. Ima … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Simmonds AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    66239 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    19 November 1917 Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 19 August 2015 - Family Papers and Military Personnel Papers
  • Place of birth
    Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 19 August 2015 - Family Papers and Military Personnel Papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM 8 Irene Ave., Mt. Eden, Auckland AWMM
    • 8 Irene Avenue, Mt Eden Auckland, S1 Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 19 August 2015 - Family Papers and Military Personnel Papers
  • Post war occupation
    Electrician, Boiler Maker Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 19 August 2015 - Family Papers and Military Personnel Papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr. H. Simmonds, 8 Irene Ave., Mt. Eden, Auckland (f) AWMM
    • Mr Herbert Nathaniel Simmonds
      Mrs Grace Ruby Simmonds Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 19 August 2015 - Family Papers and Military Personnel Papers
  • Relationship status
    Son Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 19 August 2015 - Family Papers and Military Personnel Papers

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Ken embarked on ships to Cairo, El Alamein, Egypt, Tobruk, Libya, Greece, Rome, Montie Cassino,Italy Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 7 August 2015 - Military Papers from the New Zealand Defence Force
    • Ken embarked on ships to Cairo, El Alamein, Egypt, Tobruk, Libya, Greece, Rome. Trieste, Po, Italy Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 19 August 2015 - Military Papers Family Papers
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 6Th Field, 8th Army, 53rd Division Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 19 August 2015 - Military Papers Family Papers
  • Service number
    66239 AWMM
  • Military service
    Ken was in the Territorials, Artillary, Gunner Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 7 August 2015 - Military Papers from the New Zealand Defence Force
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    Ken started off as a Private, Corporal, Lance Sergeant Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 7 August 2015 - Military Papers from the New Zealand Defence Force

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Electrician Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 19 August 2015 - Family Papers and Military Personnel Papers
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Ruth; father of Charmaine AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 February 2006 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    88 Years Old Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 7 August 2015 - Family Papers
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Purewa Cemetery, 100 - 102 St John's Road, Meadowbank, Auckland Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 7 August 2015 - Family Papers
  • Grave reference
    Has no Grave Site Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 7 August 2015 - Family Papers
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 16 February 2006 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • Dad I do miss you and I hope you and mum are all right and enjoying yourselves
    Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 7 August 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 192 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 16 February 2006 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Miss you Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 7 August 2015 - Family Papers
    • Love You and Miss You Public - Charmaine Ruth - Child - 19 August 2015 - Family Papers

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18 October 2018Charmaine New ZealandChild
18 October 2018Charmaine RuthUnit 3, 1 Rongo Road, Royal Oak, Auckland, New ZealandChild
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