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John Ballantine Simpson ROBBIE

Regimental number1698
Place of birthBombala, New South Wales
Other NamesRobbie, John Ballantyne Simpson
AddressSouth Bukalong, Bombala, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Robbie, South Bukalong, Bombala, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 June 1916
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameCamel Corps November 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number11/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 12 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollImperial Camel Corps
FateReturned to Australia 21 May 1917
Date of death5 March 1921
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Portion Church of England, Plot H, Grave No. 4356), New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Jean ROBBIE. Native of Bombala, New South Wales. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, NSW.
Discharge date16 March 1918
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Neuralia', 28 May 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 15 September 1917, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 16 March 1918.

Medal: British War Medal.

Death attributed to war service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROBBIE John Ballantine Simpson

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