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James Lingard SIMKINS

Regimental number2368
Place of birthAuburn, Victoria
SchoolAuburn State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEarl Street, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinEmily Matilda Simpkins, 60 Elgin Street, Hawthorn, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas a ward of the state of Victoria.
FateDied of wounds 15 August 1916
Age at death26
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 50), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Emma SIMKIN (AS SPELT), 473 Burnwood Road, Glenferrie, Victoria. Native of Melbourne

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