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Archibald SIMPSON

Regimental number3121
Place of birthDunrossness, Shetland, Scotland
SchoolRenfrus School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia12
ReligionBaptist
OccupationCarpenter
Address32 Wesley Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, A Simpson, 32 Wesley Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 September 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialAveluy Wood Cemetery (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 14) (lancashire Dump), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
154
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Jane SIMPSON. Native of Dunrossness, Lerwick, Scotland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3118 Pte Malcolm SIMPSON, 11th Bn, killed in action, 22-25 July 1915.

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