Simpson, Charles Archibald (Private, b.? - d.1916)

Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres
Accession Number 1DRL/0570
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Letters
Maker Simpson, Charles Archibald
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1928
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/454
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the service of 2787B Private Charles Archibald Simpson, 10 Battalion, AIF, France, 1916. Collection consists of typed extracts from seven letters written by Private Simpson to his father between April and July 1916. Copies made by the Australian War Memorial. Location of original letters unknown.

History / Summary

Biographical note: 2787B Private Charles Archibald ("Banjo") Simpson, 10 Battalion, AIF, who between 19 and 23 August 1916 was killed in the vicinity of Mouquet Farm (Pozieres). Other biographical details concerning him are: clerk (in Government Land & Survey Office, Adelaide) of Henley Beach, South Australia, born Horsey, London, England; educated at the Central Foundation school, Cowper Street, London; came to Australia when 19 years old; age at time of death, 23 years 9 months.