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Victor Harold SIMPSON

Regimental number612
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPitt Street, Singleton, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eliza Simpson, Pitt Street, Singleton, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll62nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During two years' service in the field, in which he has taken part in every action in which the battalion has been engaged, he has frequently commanded a platoon in the line with great ability, displaying high qualities of gallantry and devotion to duty. He has frequently volunteered for tasks of danger, and as patrol leaders he has obtained most useful information. His fine example has inspired confidence in his comrades of all ranks, whose respect and admiration he has won by his behaviour both in the line and out of it.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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