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Regimental number1214
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Miss K Bray, Goolwa, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Discharge date5 August 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Field Marshall', 23 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 22 May 1918, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 5 August 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 June 1927
Age at death36
Place of burialCurrency Creek Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SIMPSON William

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