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Leslie Walter SIMPSON

Regimental number3045
Place of birthNorth Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolNorth Sydney Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPaper ruler
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs. E. Simpson, 'Culladen,' Lord Street, Roseville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 34), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
119
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Emily SIMPSON, 6 Musgrave Street, Mosman, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: No.7685 Corporal Arthur Roderick Simpson DCM, No.1 Pack Wirless Troop.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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