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Charles Haddon Simpkin

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1/4 portrait of Private Charles Haddon Simpkin, Reg No 23/2281, of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 5th Reinforcements to the 1st Battalion, - E Company. Died of wounds in France on 19 January 1918. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1915|1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-S1051. No known copyright.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Haddon AWMM
  • Surname
    Simpkin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 23/2281 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 January 1894 AWMM RehiaNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 15 December 1915 AWMM 11 Dunedin Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W. Simpkin (father), Rehia, Northern Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 April 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • Passchendaele AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/2281 AWMM
  • Military service
    4th Waikato Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 15 December 1915 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    School teacher/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded in action 30 September 1916 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded in action 18 January 1918 AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Haddon was the eldest son of William and Rose Simpkin. He received his primary education at the small Rehia School, then won a scholarship to attend secondary school at Aratapu (probably), and then went on to Auckland Teachers College, possibly in 1913

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 January 1918 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM 27; F 1A AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville AWMM
    • Ponsonby Baptist Church, 43 Jervois Road, Ponsonby Auckland 1011 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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