Frederick William Portig SIMPSON

Regimental number23/1809
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Simpson, Wairangi Post Office, Nelson
Rank on embarkationCorporal
Unit nameNew Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1915, 3rd Reinforcements of 1st Battalion, E Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT 38 Tahiti on 8 January 1916

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 12th October during the Battle in front of Belle Vue, this non commissioned officer at grave risk to himself worked continuously along the whole company front, rallying the men, supervising what reorganisation was possible, and pushing the attack home. His total disregard for his own personal safety set a splendid example to all the men with whom he came in contact.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 14 January 1918

SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 16, p. 1