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Alexander Galbraith SIMPSON

Regimental number2788
Place of birthPerth, Scotland
SchoolPerth Academy, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTailor
Addressc/o W Stewart, 28 Columbus Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Simpson, c/o W Stewart, 28 Columbus Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied in Montevido Hospital, England of wounds sustained in France.
FateDied of disease 12 November 1918
Place of death or woundingEngland
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialMelcombe Regis Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 3059), Dorset, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
60
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Jane SIMPSON
Family/military connectionsNil.

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