William Harold SIMCOCK


SIMCOCK, William Harold

Service Number: 2213
Enlisted: 25 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Callington, South Australia, 9 September 1885
Home Town: Woodchester, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 17 October 1917, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Strathalbyn RSL Hall Honour Board, Strathalbyn War Memorial, Woodchester Onaunga D.C. Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

25 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2213, Adelaide, South Australia
13 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2213, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2213, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
17 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2213, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Third Ypres

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SIMCOCK.— In ever loving memory of my dear husband, No. 2213 Lance Cpl. W. H. Simcock, died of wounds received in France on the 17th October, 1917. 3rd to 5th Pioneers Battalion. Aged 32 years. Late of Woodchester.

Lord take his soul into thy keeping, He freely offered life for all, In answer to his country's call; He fought for honor and for right, He helped to show Australia's might, Now peacefully sleeps in a hero's grave. One of God's bravest and best. - Inserted by his loving wife and children.


MRS. W.H. SIMCOCK and FAMILY, of Strathalbyn, desire to THANK all kind friends and relatives, also members of the Red Cross Unit, Woodchester, for telegrams, cards, letters, and personal expressions of sympathy in the sad loss of their dear husband and father, Lance Cpl. W. H. Simcock, who died of wounds on the 17th October, 1917, in France." - from the Port Elliot Southern Argus 08 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)