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Alexander Robertson SIMPSON

Regimental number2890
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Simpson, Hill Street, Wynnum, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 1 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 February 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Age at death19.11
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot XI, Row K, Grave No. 5), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
57
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Annie SIMPSON, Adam Street, Wynnum, Queensland. Native of Melbourne

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