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Boston Lincolnshire
Arthur Simpson was born in 1890 at Boston and was the son of the late Shilhi and Annie Simpson née Bish of 104 Barnby Gate Newark. His father Shilhi was born in 1851 at Navenby, Lincolnshire and his mother Annie Bish was born in 1861 at Gonalston, they were married in 1882 at Lincoln and went on to have the following children, John Henry b1883 Nottingham, Charles William b1861 Hornchurch and Arthur b1890 Boston. In the 1911 census the family are living at 104 Barnby Gate, Newark and are shown as Shilhi Simpson 60 yrs a motor dealer he is living with his wife Annie 50 yrs and their children, Charles William 24 yrs a hairdresser (working for his brother) and Arthur 21 yrs a tailors trimmer His father Shilhi died in 1913 at Newark aged 60 yrs.
In the 1911 census he is a tailors trimmer
28 Apr 1918
581886 - CWGC Website
9th Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers
Private Arthur Simpson attested on 9th December 1915, he gave his age as 25 yrs and 154 days, his address as 104 Barnby Gate Newark, his occupation as that of a greengrocer and his religion as that of a Wesleyan. His next of kin was his mother Annie of the same address . He was posted to the reserves the following day. Mobilised on 10th April 1916 he reported to the Derby depot the following day and was posted to the 4th battalion Sherwood Foresters with the service number 42024. He landed in France on 16th July 1916 and was transferred on 30th August 1916 to the 9th battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers. He was reported missing between 21st - 29th March 1918, he had been taken a prisoner of war. He died on 28th April 1918 of wounds he had received in action, ( a gun shot wound to his thigh) at Manberg prisoner of War hospital. He is buried at Hautmont Communal Cemetery, France.
His brother Private John Henry Simpson enlisted on 9th December 1915 at Southwell, he gave his age as 32 yrs and 9 months his address as 102 Barnby Gate, Newark, his occupation was given as that of a hairdresser and his next of kin was his wife Charlotte Beatrice of the same address. He was posted to the reserves the following day and mobilised on 14th August 1916 and posted with service number 58861 to the Royal Scots Fusiliers. On 24th May 1917 he was transferred to the 2nd battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) and landed in France on that date. On 9th June 1917 posted to the 11th battalion. He was killed in action on 7th December by shell fire and is buried at Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France.
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