Alfred Rupert Simon

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • Born 29 April 1883, Myross Bush, Southland, New Zealand
  • Died 20 March 1962, Invercargill
  • Last rank Trooper/Corporal
  • Service number 9/343
  • Served In Otago Mounted Rifles, Main Body
  • Next of Kin Mr John Simon (father), Myross Bush, Invercargill
  • Pre-war occupation Drover at Dalgety and Co.
  • ReligionPresbyterian
  • Enlisted14 August 1914, Otago
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 5 or HMNZT 9, Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay, departed 16 October 1914, Port Chalmers, Dunedin, disembarked Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian 1914-1915 and Gallipoli 1915
  • Periods of serviceone year 18 days in New Zealand and one year 153 days overseas in Egypt and Gallipoli. Total service of two years and 171 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Arawa, 15 March 1916
  • Discharged30 January 1917, no longer physically fit for war service, on account of wounds received in action.
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal