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Charles Archibald SIMPSON

Regimental number2787
Place of birthHornsea, North London, England
SchoolCentral Foundation School, Cowper Street, London, England
Other trainingCommercial House of Business, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Addressc/o Miss G Hall, Belle Vue, Henley Beach, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Frances Simpson, 108 Brownlow Road, New Southgate, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 July 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 Circular

'He was a good player on the mandolin, he carried it with him to Egypt, also to France and was a great favourite of all. He was known to his unit as 'Banjo' Simpson.' [Father: Charles A Simpson of New Southgate, London, England.]

FateKilled in Action 23 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death19-23 August 1916
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row F, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
60
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Annie SIMPSON, 108 Brownlow Road, New Southgate, London, England. Native of Hornsey, London
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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