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David SIMPSON

Regimental number4264
Place of birthDundee, Scotland
SchoolPublic School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia29
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSeaman
AddressSailors' Home, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 5.25"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Simpson, Dalgleish Street, Dryport, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Navy for 14 years; time expired.
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4264A
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Company Engineers
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularRoHC lists middle name as Gibb.
FateDied of wounds 11 January 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 40), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
25
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary SIMPSON, 8725 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America. Native of Dundee, Scotlalnd
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 94 David GIBB for first period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SIMPSON David

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