James Young SIMPSON

Regimental number4539
Place of birthWarwick, Queensland
SchoolWarwick Central Boys State School, Queensland
AddressWarwick, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isabella Simpson, off Tooth Street, Warwick, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for three years as a Sergeant in the Commonwealth Citizem Military Forces.
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name25th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Star of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 22 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Date of death22 March 1917
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row E, Grave No. II), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Gordon and Isabella SIMPSON, Warwick, Queensland. Note dates of death
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal