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John George SIMPSON

Regimental number6139
Place of birthWaterloo, London, England
Place of birthSydenham, England
SchoolLydonham Church of England School, England
Age on arrival in Australia36
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShip's painter
Address40 Goodsir Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinWife, Mrs Isabella Jane Simpson, 40 Goodsir Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Lydonham Volunteers and in Baden Powell's Police Force during the Boer War, South Africa.
Enlistment date22 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed in (possibly) the Royal Mast Survey and Kent Regiments during the Boer War, for which he received an unspecified medal and five bars.
FateKilled in Action 9 October 1917
Place of death or woundingDaisy Woods, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialPasschendaele New British Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row A, Grave No. 3), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Caroline SIMPSON; husband of Isabella SIMPSON, Ypres Cottage, Jamison Town, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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