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Regimental number2667
Place of birthShinford Farm, Ferryhill, Durham County, England
Place of birthFerryhill, England
SchoolElementary and Board Schools, Ferryhill, County Durham, England
Age on arrival in Australia33
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGPO, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinFather, A Simpson, Mount Huley, Ferry Hill Durham, England
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date25 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of disease 16 May 1917
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death42
Age at death from cemetery records41
Place of burialFovant (St. George) Churchyard (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 5), Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Mary SIMPSON, Mount Hully, Ferryhill, Co. Durham, England
Family/military connectionsNil.

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