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William Percy SIMPSON

Regimental number3905
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBootmaker
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinMrs Edith Louisa Simpson, Great North Road, Gladesville, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 December 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Discharge date16 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917, and marched into Pioneer Training Bn.

Admitted to Fovant Hospital, 3 July 1917; discharged from hospital, 12 July 1917 (no details recorded).

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 May 1918; taken on strength, 1st Pioneer Bn, in the field, 13 May 1918.

Transferred to 1st Motor Transport Company, 28 March 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 29 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 18 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 16 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SIMPSON William Percy

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