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Lionel SIMPSON

Regimental number840
Place of birthCorryong Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressAlexandra PO, Alexandra
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Hodson, Alexandra PO, Alexandra
Enlistment date22 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Servic Corps Motor Transport
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a period of three months he has performed consistent good work, and has rendered valuable service, especially in connexion with the development of water supply, a task which was successfully accomplished, thanks to his energy and resource.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

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