John James SIMPSON

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SIMPSON, John James

Service Number: 4909
Enlisted: 19 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 60th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stanley, Victoria, Australia, January 1884
Home Town: Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Rubber worker
Died: GSW thigh - amputated & Septicaemia, Bishop’s Knoll Hospital (auxiliary to 2nd Southern General Hospital), Bristol, England , United Kingdom, 1 August 1916
Cemetery: Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery, Gloucestershire, England
Row 3, Grave 736 , Bristol (Arnos Vale) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beechworth War Memorial, Nambour Maroochy Shire War Dead Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4909, 7th Infantry Battalion
7 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4909, 7th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
7 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4909, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
20 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 60th Infantry Battalion
1 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4909, 60th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 1st August...... Private John James Simpson was born at Stanley, Victoria in 1883. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 12th July, 1915 as a 31 year old Rubber Worker from Hawthorn, Victoria.

Private Simpson embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on HMAT Wiltshire (A18) on 7th March, 1916 with the 7th Infantry Battalion, 15th Reinforcements. He was transferred to 60th Battalion on 20th April, 1916 & arrived in France on 29th June, 1916.

Private John James Simpson was reported wounded in action in France on 19th July, 1916 at Fromelles. He was admitted to 13th General Hospital, France with G.S.W. (gunshot wound/s) to legs & embarked for England on 29th July, 1916 at Boulogne, France on Hospital Ship St. Denis. He was admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, England on 27th July, 1916.

Private John James Simpson died on 1st August, 1916 at Bishop’s Knoll Hospital (auxiliary to 2nd Southern General Hospital), Bristol, England from wounds received in action in France - GSW thigh - amputated & Septicaemia.

Private John James Simpson was buried in Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. His name is remembered on the CWGC Screen Wall & he has a flat Memorial Stone.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)
https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/arnos-vale.html

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