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Henry known, as Harry, was born in 1893 the son of Henry a window cleaner and Maria Simpson (née Traunter). His father was born in 1862 at Spalding Lincolnshire and his mother in 1866 at Worksop. Married at Worksop in 1864, they had seven children all born at Nottingham - William b.886, Beatrice b.1890, Henry b.1893, Violet b.1896, May b.1899, Rose b.1901 and George b.1907. His father died in Nottingham in 1907 aged 45. In 1911 they lived at 11 Moorgate Street Radford. Maria was a charwoman whilst Beatrice and Violet were cigarette makers.
He made springs in 1911.
14 Feb 1916
107754 - CWGC Website
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Henry Simpson enlisted at Nottingham and served with “B” Company, 10th Battalion. He landed in France on 15th December 1915 and was taken prisoner on 14th February 1916 during the attack on ‘The Bluff’ by his battalion. He died in German hands at Kortri municipal hospital on 25th February 1916 due to brain inflammation and is buried in Kortrik (St. Jan) Communal Cemetery, Belgium Grave Reference A.57. His family mistakenly believed he had been killed on the day of the attack on 'The Bluff.' (see In Memoriam)
In Memoriam notice published 14th February 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post: 'SIMPSON. – In loving memory of Private Henry Simpson, 59, Birkin-avenue, killed in action February 14th, 1916. A day of remembrance sad to recall. – From his sorrowing mother [Maria] and sisters Beatie, Violet.' Notice courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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