William Frederick SIMPSON


SIMPSON, William Frederick

Service Number: 3620
Enlisted: 24 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: North Adelaide, South Australia, 9 July 1895
Home Town: North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: North Adelaide Public School and Prince Alfred College
Occupation: Station hand
Died: Died of wounds, France, 1 August 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Vignacourt British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, North Adelaide Public School Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

24 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3620, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3620, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3620, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
29 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3620, 32nd Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...3620 Pte William Frederick Simpson, 32nd Battalion. A station hand from North Adelaide, South Australia, prior to enlistment in the 8th Reinforcements, he embarked from Adelaide on 12 August 1916 aboard HMAT Ballarat for Devonport, England. Following training in England he joined his battalion on the Western Front, near Fricourt, France in early February 1917. Pte Simpson was wounded in action near Morlancourt, France, on 29 July 1918, died of these wounds 3 days later and is buried in the Vignacourt British Cemetery. He was aged 23 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)