John James SIMPSON

Regimental number4909
Place of birthStanley, Victoria
Place of birthBeechworth, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
OccupationRubber worker
Address74 Denham Street, Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4909A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFought in the Battle of Fleurbaix on 19 July 1916 and died 1 August 1916.
FateDied of wounds 1 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialBristol (Arno's Vale) Cemetery (Row 3, Grave No. 736), Gloucestershire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary SIMPSON, 21 Benjamin Street, Parkaville, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal