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James William SIMPKINS

Regimental number6591
Place of birthDigby, Victoria
SchoolTallangower and Digby State Schools, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressChetwynd, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, James Simpkins, Chetwynd, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date18 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularRoHC lists surname as Simpkin.
FateDied of wounds 12 February 1917
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 32), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Jane SIMPKIN (as spelt). Native of Casterton, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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