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Regimental number90
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolRedfern Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTrebor Rawson Street, Haberfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinBrother, F A Simpson, Trebor Rawson Street, Haberfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date6 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name13th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularRoHC lists middle names as Sydney Centennial. Three times commended (Mentioned in Despatches) by Major General Commanding 4th Australian Division, as follows, i) "On his gallant conduct near Pozieres during August 1916", ii) "On his initiative and good leadership near Hollebeke, France on the night of 20/21 January 1918" (when in charge of a patrol) and iii) " On his initiative and good leadership when engaged with a wiring party on the night of 24/25 January 1918 near Hollebeke, France."
FateDied of wounds 30 March 1918
Place of death or woundingHebuterne, France
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialFonquevillers Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Emily SIMPSON, "Trebor", Rawson Street, Haberfield, New South Wales. Native of Sydney
Family/military connectionsNil.

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