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Regimental number671
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHaymarket Hotel, Castlemaine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, C Simpson, Haymarket Hotel, Castlemaine, Victoria
Previous military service3 years New Zealand Rifles (not now serving)
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentCastlemaine, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name7th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Sarah SIMPSON. Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date23 March 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Leicestershire', 9 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 22 January 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 23 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death14 June 1939
Age at death49
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, SIMPSON Victor

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