William Henry SIMPSON


SIMPSON, William Henry

Service Number: 2420
Enlisted: 25 June 1915, Enlisted at Seymour, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1892
Home Town: South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Eastern Road State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Galvanizer
Died: Died of wounds - gunshot wound to the head, At sea on board HS Dongola, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 1 December 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, buried at sea Panel 30, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

25 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2420, Enlisted at Seymour, Victoria
16 Jul 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2420, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
16 Jul 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2420, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
27 Nov 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2420, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Gunshot wound to the head

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Robert  Simpson and Lucy Simpson nee Spurr of Police Depot, Victoria Barracks, Victoria

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