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John Augustas SIMON

Male 1914 - 1943


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  • Born  11 Aug 1914  [1
    Gender  Male 
    _MILT  1944 
    World War II, France 3rd Army 
    Died  1944  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I082  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  8 Jan 2012 

    Father  Stephen Henry SIMON,   b. 25 Dec 1873, 140 Essex Street, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1956, 981 Hale Street, Beverly Farms, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ellen Theresa CANTY,   b. 7 Feb 1887, 106 Derby St, Salem, MA (The Derby House) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1985, Twin Oaks Nursing Home, Danvers, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Apr 1909  Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number  09-586-662 
    Family ID  F007  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • John 'was confident and stood his ground', according to his brother Harry. He was drafted by the Army during World War II. John served as a Staff Sergeant in Company F, 101st Infantry Regiment, of the 26th Infantry Division (Yankee Division) in General Patton's Third Army. He was killed in action in his first battle in Nancy, France on November 8th?, 12th?, or 19th? 1944.

      John was born in Salem on Essex Street next to the Armory. He moved to Beverly when he was nine (9) and graduated from Beverly High School with the class of 1932. He was employed as a mason by a local contractor prior to enlistment in the Army.

      John entered the service March 3, 1941, and completed training at Camp Gordon, Georgia; Camp Campbell, Kentucky, and Camp Jackson, South Carolina, before leaving for overseas service in August 1944. His family received a telegram on the morning of November 27, 1944 that he was missing in action. A later telegram reported that he was actually killed in action on November 19, 1944.

      Newspaper clipping: Staff Sergt. John Simons of Essex Street, who was previously reported missing in action, was killed in action November 19 in France. S/Sergt. Simons entered the service in March 1941 and has been overseas since August of this year. (1944)

      Enlistment record:
      (Field Title Value Meaning)
      ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 31018703 31018703
      NAME SIMONS#JOHN#A########### SIMONS#JOHN#A###########
      RESIDENCE: STATE 13 MASSACHUSETTS
      RESIDENCE: COUNTY 009 ESSEX
      PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 1306 BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 03 03
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 03 03
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 41 41
      GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
      GRADE: CODE 8 Private
      BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, U
      BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
      FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
      TERM OF ENLISTMENT 0 Undefined Code
      LONGEVITY ### ###
      SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
      NATIVITY 13 MASSACHUSETTS
      YEAR OF BIRTH 14 14
      RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
      EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school
      CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 229 Kitchen workers in hotels, restaurants, railroads, steamships, etc., n.e.c.
      MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
      COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      CARD NUMBER # #
      BOX NUMBER 0384 0384
      FILM REEL NUMBER 3.105 3.105

  • Sources 
    1. [S02216] Gravestone of Stephen H Simons et al.

    2. [S02529] Simons, Ruth.
      Died during battle, World War II in France
      served under General Patton (of Hamilton) 3rd Army