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Regimental number791
Place of birthYork, England
SchoolHarrogate Higher Grade School, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
AddressStockeld Park, Witherby, Yorkshire, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Johnson Simpson, Stockeld Park, Witherby, Yorkshire, England
Enlistment date23 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 9 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"My son was twice wounded at the Dardanelles. He went in during August 1915. He was in the evacuation and was one of the last to leave; they spent Christmas on board a ship." [Mother: Elizabeth Simpson of Harrogate, England.]
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1916
Place of death or woundingLinia, Egypt
Age at death27.5
Place of burialNo Known Grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

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