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Regimental number2805
Place of birthStockport, Manchester, England
Other trainingElectrical Engineer
Age on arrival in Australia31
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressYork Hotel, King Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Simpson, 35 Blanchard Street, Manchester, England
Previous military serviceServed in the South African War.
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name7th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
FateKilled in Action 29 June 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death34
Place of burialRation Farm Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 8), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

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