[Skip to content]



Person Details
Lenton Nottingham
He was the brother of William Francis and Archibald Simpson and in 1911 they lived at 18 Cecil Street Lenton Nottingham. He was the fiancee of Agnes Green.
In 1911 he was a tobacco mixer.
09 Aug 1915
23
916882 - CWGC Website
20196
Private
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He was killed in action at the battle of Hooge. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Nottingham Evening Post, 9 August 1916: ‘SIMPSON. In loving memory of Leslie Colin, killed in action August 9th, 1915. In a far and lonely battlefield, where the trees their branches bend, lies my loving brother, gone to his untimely end; sleep on, dear brother, in a hero’s grave, a grave I may never see, but as long as life and memory last I will remember thee. His loving brother Will.’ (Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 9 August 1916: ‘SIMPSON. In loving memory of Private Leslie Colin Simpson, killed in the battle of Hooge, August 9th, 1915, aged 23 years. Too far away thy grave to see, but not too far to think of thee. His fiancée Agnes Green.’ (Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 9 August 1916: ‘SIMPSON. In loving memory of Leslie Colin Simpson (Les), Cecil-street, Lenton, fell in the battle of Hooge, August 9th, 1915. Arch and Bobin (sic).’ (Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
Remembered on