The AIF Project


Regimental number6836
Place of birthBirkenhead, Cheshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Bennett Simpson, 53 Whetstone Lane, Buken near Cheshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 16 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 May 1918
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VII, Row A, Grave No. 18), Mericourt-L-Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Bennet and Sarah SIMPSON, 53 Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format