Stamford Wallace (Tiger) SIMPSON

Badge Number: S18227, Sub Branch: Penneshaw

SIMPSON, Stamford Wallace

Service Number: 687
Enlisted: 28 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hog Bay, South Australia, 17 September 1876
Home Town: Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Kingscote Hospital, Kangaroo Island, SA, 20 October 1955, aged 79 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Penneshaw Cemetery
Memorials: Kingscote Kangaroo Island WW1 Roll of Honour, Penneshaw Kangaroo Island Men Roll of Honor WW1
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 687, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 687, 10th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 687, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
26 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 687
Date unknown: Wounded SN 687
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Private Stamford "Tiger" Wallace Simpson, of Kangaroo Island, was an original member of the 10th Battalion  AIF and a member of the First Expeditionary Force. Simpson survived the war and built a cairn of limestone rock atop a hill overlooking Pelican Lagoon in memory of his mates who did not return (See Penneshaw Memorial (/explore/memorials/668)). The 10th Battalion Association erected a sign to signify this thanks to a grant from the ANZAC Day Commemoration Council.

Buried: Penneshaw Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

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Attestation from - He stated that he had reeived 2 civilian convictions (assault and bad language)

30 April 1914 - Wounded in action, left lobe

6 August 1915 - To hospital with Pleurisy

12 May 1919 - Returned to Australia on board Soudan

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

Stamford did not marry

RSL Information

27 June 1919 - Joined Penneshaw Sub Branch

25 February 1925 - Transferred to Kangaroo Island Sub Branch

31 January 1940 - Transferred to Kingscote Sub Branh

20 February 1945 - Transferred to Penneshaw Sub Branh