Simpson, William Robert –

Son of Lilian Simpson (nee Cooey), of Cronk Dhoo Castle, Greeba, St. Johns, Isle of Man, and the late Thomas Edmund Simpson, and formerly of 181, Morris Green Lane, Bolton, Lancashire; husband of Elizabeth Simpson (nee Ormston), of 17, Gordon Street, Daubhill, Bolton, Lancashire. Enlisted January 1915. Wounded in the Dardanelles and died at hospital in Alexandria, Egypt.

Personal details

  • Surname: Simpson
  • Forename: William Robert
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 23
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: September 3rd, 1915
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 1st (Regular) Battalion.
  • Service number: 19139
  • Regiment: Border Regiment
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 15/01/1915 10/09/1915 17/09/1915 24/09/1915 19/11/1915 08/09/1916
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7f 5g 5e 6e* 10g* 5h
  • Bolton Chronicle: 18/09/1915 25/09/1915

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