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George Henry SIMPSON

Regimental number4527
Place of birthBathurst New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressBathurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, G H Simpson, 107 Havanah Street, Bathurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'At POZIERES on the night 7th/8th August, 1916, Private SIMPSON was carrying out his duties as runner between the firing line and the supports. There was a heavy hostile artillery fire all night and although Private SIMPSON was hit early in the evening, he never reported himself as wounded until the next morning having carried messages all night.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 October 1959
Place of burialBathurst Cemetery

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