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Neville Wynn SIMPSON

Regimental number680
Place of birthWhangerai, New Zealand
SchoolNapier High School, Napier, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia26
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
Addressc/o Mrs F Simpson, Gover Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anne Simpson, Gover Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed as a Lieutenant in the New Zealand Territorial Forces.
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name17th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularInvalided from Gallipoli later to England. He rejoined his unit in France in April 1916 and took part in the Battle of Pozieres, France on 29 July 1916, during which he was wounded by a shell and died that day.
FateDied of wounds 29 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Annie SIMPSON, "The Den", Vivian Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand. Native of New Zealand

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