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George Alfred SIMPSON

Regimental number1415
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, D Simpson, Cullenbullen, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateDischarged 12 August 1919

Military Medal

'North of POZIERES on the night 6th/7th August, 1916, there was a heavy hostile artillery barrage between Battalion Headquarters and the firing line, and the wire was cut on several occasions. Sergeant SIMPSON was out the whole night repairing breaks and showed exceptional bravery and coolness under very dangerous and trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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