Colin Douglas SIMPER

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SIMPER, Colin Douglas

Service Numbers: SX21753, S22904
Enlisted: 20 December 1939, Southwark, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Clarendon, South Australia, 28 April 1919
Home Town: Blackwood, Mitcham, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Died of wounds, Tarakan, Borneo, 9 June 1945, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Labuan War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

20 Dec 1939: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Southwark, South Australia
21 Dec 1939: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX21753
2 Sep 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Sergeant, SN SX21753
23 Oct 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lieutenant, SN S22904
9 Jun 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lieutenant, SN SX21753, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, Borneo - Operation Oboe July - August 1945

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Biography

Colin Douglas SIMPER was born on 28th April, 19191 in Clarendon, South Australia

His parents were Sydney James SIMPER and Sylvia Ethel EDWARDS

"...SX21753 Sergeant Colin Douglas Simper, 2/48th Battalion, of Clarendon, SA, also served with the 43/48th Battalion, Citizens Military Forces. He was promoted to lieutenant on 23 October 1943 and died of wounds on 9 June 1945 in Borneo. He is buried at the Tarakan War Cemetery." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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