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William SIMM

Regimental number1642
Place of birthNewsham, Northumberland, England
SchoolNewsham Board School, England
Age on arrival in Australia35
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinBrother, Robert Simm, Bomassey Road, Blyth, England
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 16 January 1916.
FateKilled in Action 1 September 1918
Place of death or woundingCambrai, France
Age at death45
Age at death from cemetery records45
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row N, Grave No. 39), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
159
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Marion SIMM
Family/military connections[Possibly] Brother: Henry Simm, discharged 10 September 1917, also Nephews: No.157 George Henry Simm, 28th Battalion, who was killed in action at Pozieres, France and Leslie Brown.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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