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Frederick SIMPSON

Regimental number2647
Place of birthArmidale, New South Wales
Other NamesFred
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRockvale Mines, Tungsten via Deepwater, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frederick William Simpson, Windy Point via Walcha, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 April 1916
Place of enlistmentTorrington, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2647A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Provost Corps
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1920
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Photo: Peter Dennis

Military Medal

'For his very gallant work as stretcher bearer during attack near ZONNEBEKE on the 26th September, 1917. He showed an utter contempt of danger and unaided repeatedly carried wounded men on his back across a swamp swept by machine gun fire. After our wounded had been cleared he proceeded to the forward Battalions and rendered them valuable assistance in the same manner.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 2 March 1918

Discharge date28 November 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 March 1927
Age at death35
Place of burialMacquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium, North Ryde, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SIMPSON Frederick

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