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William Gordon Simpkin

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Full length portrait of Private William Gordon Simpkin, Reg No 33620, of the Auckland Infantry Battalion, - A Company, 21st Reinforcements (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1917). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-S2514. No known copyright.

Full length portrait of Private William Gordon Simpkin, Reg No 33620, of the Auckland Infantry Batta …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Simpkin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 33620 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 September 1895 AWMM RehiaNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Rehia, Rehia, Waeroa, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Simpkin (father), Rehia, Northern Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 19 January 1917 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 33620 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Farmer/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 and gassed. AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 November 1962 AWMM
    Age 67 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Arapohue Cemetery, Hoyle Road, Arapohue, Northland, New Zealand AWMM Block P, Plot 2 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      52: 7 AWMM
    • Arapohue Cemetery, Hoyle Road, Arapohue, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
      Cemetery Register No. 208 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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