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John McNeill SIMPSON

Regimental number17265
Place of birthBalmain, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationArticled law clerk
AddressBalmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Marrison Simpson, 'Mahonga,' Booth Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Australian Army Service Corps, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date11 December 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameFebruary 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Mcgillivray on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Discharge date18 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchises', 28 February 1919; arrived Melbourne, 13 April 1919, for onward travel by sea to Sydney; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 18 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SIMPSON John McNeill

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