2369 Ernest SIMKIN

Date of enlistment 10th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company D Company
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action – Pozieres

Hospitalised sick four times


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
24th October 1919 Australia Discharged
23rd August 1919 Australia Disembarked at Melbourne
3rd July 1919 England Return to Australia via Zealandic, with wife and 4 children
15th January 1919 England Marched in to Codford
4th December 1918 England Absent without leave – forfeiture of 12 days pay
15th November 1918 England Marched in to 5th Training Battalion Fovant
30th October 1918 England Marched in to Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill
19th August 1918 England Marched in to No.4 Command Depot Hurdcott following two weeks furlough
1st August 1918 England Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital Dartford
27th June 1918 England Admitted Bath War Hospital – appendicitis
26th June 1918 France Embarked Rouen for England
15th June 1918 France To 20 CCS hospital sick – appendicitis
14th October 1917 Belgium Taken on Strength
9th October 1917 England Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton from Hurdcott
19th September 1917 England Transferred to 22nd Battalion
20th June 1917 England Marriage to Rose Peck (widow) in Pewsey, Wiltshire
26th April 1917 England Discharged to depot
25th April 1917 England Sick to 16th Field Ambulance Hospital Wareham
23rd March 1917 England Taken on Strength to 65th Battalion
17th February 1917 England Marched in to Perham Down
28th December 1916 England Marched in to No.1 Con Depot
12th December 1916 England Admitted to Brigade Hospital Perham Down
31st October 1916 England To No.1 Command Depot Perham Down
16th October 1916 England Discharged from hospital to furlough
12th August 1916 England Admitted to Chatham Military Hospital
10th August 1916 France Embarked at Calais on Brighton
30th July 1916 France Admitted to 3CCS
27th July – 4th August 1916 France Wounded in Action – gunshot wound right leg and left thigh
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
14th March 1916 Egypt Re-joined Unit at Zeitoun from hospital
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
14th January 1916 Egypt To hospital sick
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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