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James SIMPSON

Regimental number3409
Place of birthFootscray Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationIronmoulder
AddressFootscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Simpson, 147 Buckley Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date15 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and good work. On 9 August, 1918, in front of Lihon, his company commander and three commanders became casualties. He immediately took charge of the three left platoons, established a defensive flank on the left, and, against repeated heavy attacks, defended this flank.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Date of death25 December 1954
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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