|Place of birth||West Hartlepool, Co. Durham, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Newcastle Street, Stockholm, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||William Simpson, 23 York Street, West Hartlepool, England|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||1886|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||34th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This man has for many months been a battalion scout, and his fearless courage and ability have enabled him to bring in the most valuable information on many occasions. His example has had a marked effect on the efficiency of the scouts of the battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Wounded in action (slight), Gallipoli, 5 June 1915; rejoined Bn, 6 June 1915.
Wounded in action, 6 August 1915 (bullet wound, right hand); admitted to No. 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 10 August 1915; transferred to No. 2 Auxiliary Hospital, 1 September 1915; discharged to Duty Base, 3 September 1915.
Embarked from Suez on board 'Beltana' for return to Australia, 17 September 1915; discharged in Sydney, 5 January 1916.
Re-enlisted in the AIF, 28 February 1916, as Private, No. 1886. Embarked from Sydney in 6th Reinforcement, 34th Bn, on board HMAT A15 'Port Sydney', 4 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 29 October 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 20 December 1916; taken on strength, 34th Bn, 18 January 1917.
Wounded in action, 12 October 1917 (gun shot wound, back); admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 18 October 1917; rejoined unit, 3 November 1917. On leave to England, 26 November 1917; rejoined unit, 14 December 1917.
Wounded in action, 14 July 1918 (gun shot wound, arm); transferred to England, 1 August 1918, and admitted to Edmonton Military Hospital, 2 August 1918. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 23 August 1918. Discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 30 September 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 20 October 1918; disembarked Sydney, 19 December 1918; discharged, 19 July 1919.
Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal