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Walter James SIMPKINS

Regimental number3498
Place of birthKalbar, Queensland
SchoolTemplin State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of Christ
AddressBoonah via Ipswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinBrother, Thomas Simpkins, Boonah via Ipswich, Queensland
Enlistment date22 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 281 Pte James SIMPKINS, 41st Bn, returned to Australia, 23 June 1919; 6866 Pte Thomas Henry SIMPKINS, 49th Bn, returned to Australia, 15 September 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsb. Englesburg (now Kalbar), Qld 7 December 1898
Date of death30 January 1934 ; secondary date: c. 1935
Age at death37
Place of burialBrisbane Crematorium, Queensland

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