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William Frederick SIMPSON

Regimental number3620
Date of birth9 July 1895
Place of birthNorth Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolPrince Alfred College, South Australia; North Adelaide Public School; Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
OccupationStation hand
AddressNorth Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Caroline Simpson, 92 Barton Terrace, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the School Cadets.
Enlistment date8 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularNo.1 Lewis Gunner, 8 Platoon, 32nd Battalion.
FateDied of wounds 1 August 1918
Place of death or woundingMorlancourt, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Caroline SIMPSON, 92 Barton Terrace, North Adelaide, South Australia
Other detailsWar service: France, Belgiu. Wounded, 29 July 1918, at Morlancourt; invalided to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, where he died.

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