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Joseph Ernest Simpson

Group shot of 26th Mounted Rifles, NZ Expeditionary Forces. 1917. Trooper Maurice Davis (s/n 43189) of third row, right hand side.  Image kindly provided by family. Image has no known copyrigh restrictions.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Simpson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 43169 AWMM
    • WWII 5/1/941 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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About birth

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  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Lizzie Simpson (mother), Razor Back, Pokeno, New Zealand AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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    WW1 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
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Medical history

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  • The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection holds a diary and photograph album belonging to Joseph Simpson. [Ref. MS 933 and Album 450]

    The New Zealand Mounted Rifles training depot was at Moascar and nearby was the New Zealand Convalescent Home "Aotea" established by Lady Godley at the beginning of the Gallipoli Campaign. It served as a rest home for New Zealand troops in Egypt for the remainder of the war.

    Auckland War Memorial Museum Scars on the Heart WWI "ANZACS in Egypt 1914 - 18" display. Display item is a portion of a letter quoted. The letter was written by J.E. Simpson to his mother when he was at the Aotea Convalescent Home. "To my Darling Mother, This is a great place and a great credit to those in charge & the people of NZ who so generously subscribe to it. If only they knew how much the boys appreciate Aotea. I am convinced they will not regret the money and gifts that they gave..." AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      64: 5 AWMM
    • Simpson, Joseph Ernest. Papers relating to war service, 1917 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 933. AWMM
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