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Regimental number3897
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Height6' 2"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Jane Forsythe, Menzies Street, off Petries Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 September 1915
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1917
Date of death2 November 1919
Place of burialNot recorded, place of death Toowoomba, Queensland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Discharge date15 August 1917
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 4 May 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1917, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 15 August 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SIMPSON James

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