Studio portrait of 680 Lance Corporal (late Corporal) Neville Wynn Simpson, 17th Battalion of ...

Unit 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P05413.074
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Maker Unknown
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 680 Lance Corporal (late Corporal) Neville Wynn Simpson, 17th Battalion of Sydney, NSW (originally of New Plymouth, New Zealand). A bank clerk prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Themistocles (A32) on 12 May 1915. On 29 July 1916, during the Battle of Pozieres, he was wounded in action and died later the same day at the 44th Casualty Clearing Station, France, aged 29. He is buried in the Puchevillers British Cemetery, France.