Thomas Royston SIMMONDS

  • POW number: 583
  • Name: SIMMONDS, Thomas Royston
  • Listed as: SIMMONS
  • Age: 33
  • Rank: Soldier
  • Soldier type: Infantry
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Unit: B Company 22nd Battalion
  • Place of birth: Victoria
  • Place of capture: Kokopo Hospital
  • Above information is a direct translation from the Japanese list. If incorrect we will not amend it.
  • POW number: 583
  • Name: SIMMONDS, Thomas Royston
  • Listed as: SIMMONS
  • Age: 33
  • Rank: Soldier
  • Soldier type: Infantry
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Unit: B Company 22nd Battalion
  • Place of birth: Victoria
  • Place of capture: Kokopo Hospital
  • Above information is a direct translation from the Japanese list. If incorrect we will not amend it.
  • Name: SIMMONDS, Thomas Royston
  • Listed as: SIMMONS
  • Age: 33
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Name: SIMMONDS, Thomas Royston
  • Service number: VX26037
  • Presumed lost aboard the Montevideo Maru
  • Date of birth: 2-Nov-08
  • Service number: VX26037
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Above information taken from the persons service record.
  • Date of birth: 2-Nov-08
  • Service number: VX26037
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Above information taken from the persons service record.
  • Internee number: 583
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Place of capture: Kokopo Hospital
  • Although this person's name does not appear on either the Japanese or the English list recently received by the National Archives of Australia. His service file indicates that his next of kin was notified of his death aboard the Montevideo Maru.
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This person can be viewed on the English list at page 40 and on the Japanese list at page 60.


Memories

  • Thomas was one of five brothers to enlist in the Army in WW2. His brother Henry was taken POW in Tobruk and taken to Italy where he escaped 19/12/2020

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