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Regimental number6713
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationChemists assistant
AddressRomasnley, Vale Road, Lithgow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, E Climpson, Alexandra Road, Basingstoke Hants, England
Enlistment date13 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 23 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919

Military Medal

'During the advance on the 18th September 1918, near LE VERGUIER, when his Company was approaching the final objective, Sergeant Climpson displayed conspicuous gallantry and initiative. An enemy machine gun opened fire on the left flank and threatened to hold up the advance, Climpson deployed his section immediately and worked round to a flank. Then seizing his opportunity he gallantly rushed the gun and succeeded in capturing it and a number of prisoners. His action materially assisted the success of the advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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