|Place of birth||Picton, New South Wales|
|Other Names||Samuel Simpson|
|School||Kalgoorlie Central State School, Western Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Gosnells Post Office, Gosnells, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Elizabeth Jane Hall, Gosnells Post Office, Gosnells, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Wagin, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Sergeant|
|Unit name||28th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/45/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from|
|Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||28th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Pozieres, France|
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||Bologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row B, Grave No. 148), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Samuel Shields and Elizabeth Jane THOMPSON, Gosnell's, Perth, Western Australia. Native of Picton, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Cousin: 911 Pte Ronald Archibald YELDON, 28th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 July 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli (date not recorded); taken on strength of Australian Records Section, 3rd Echelon, 4 September 1915. Reverted to rank of Sergeant at own request, 14 February 1916. Transferred to 28th Bn, 18 February 1916; rejoined Bn, Ferry Post, 21 March 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 21 February 1916.
To perform duties of Company Sergeant Major (Temporary), La Belle, 17 March 1916; temporary rank terminated, 7 May 1916.
Wounded in action, 29 July 1916 (gun shot wound, chest); admitted to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 30 July 1916; transferred by Ambulance train No 26 to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 31 July 1916.Died of wounds, 19 August 1916.