2368 James Lingard SIMKIN

Date of enlistment 12th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company C Company
Significant events while with the AIF Died of Wounds – Pozieres

Mentioned in Dispatches

cwgcBuried at Puchevillers British Cemetery


Summary of Private Simkin’s WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455 

Date Location Event
15th August 1916 France Died of Wounds
4th August 1916 France Wounded in Action – gunshot wound abdomen and admitted to 3rd CCS
27th July – 4th August 1916 France Mentioned in dispatches for distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty during the hard fighting around Pozieres
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
7th March 1916 Egypt Conduct to the prejudice of good military order – at Ferry Post left ranks without permission. Award 48 hours FP#2 and 3 days pay
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength, Tel-el-Kabir
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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