Simpson, Ernest: Service no. 53283

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Digitized Service Record not available date of post.

Source: WW1 Covered live on Twitter.

British Home Child (Barnardo Boy) per research from Dawn Hueston and contributed through the 18th Battalion Facebook page.. Link to LAC record and Find A Grave.

Screen capture of LAC entry. Note the reference to the Canadian Branch of Dr. Barnardo's Homes, Toronto.

Screen capture of LAC entry. Note the reference to the Canadian Branch of Dr. Barnardo’s Homes, Toronto.

Record from Find A Grave Page:

Birth: Feb. 6, 1893
Headington
City of Oxford
Oxfordshire, England
Death: Mar. 30, 1916
Ypres (Ieper)
Arrondissement Ieper
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium

A British Home Child sent to Canada in 1904. Enlisted in Windsor, Ontario on Nov 2, 1914.
Service # 53283
18th Battalion – Canadian InfantrySon of:
William George Simson (1867-1936)
Sarah (Canning) Simson (1864-1905)
of Oxfordshire, England.Siblings:

Henry Alexander Reginald Simson (1888–1937)
William Percival C Simson (1892–1946)
Samuel Francis Simson (1895–1917)
Aubrey Christian Ralph Wilkinson Simson (1896–1958)
Annie Martha Lillian Sophia Simson (1897–1975)
Arthur Gilbert Simson (1899–1950)
Bertram Edward G Simson (1902–1981)
Cyril Canning Simson (1905–1979)

paternal half siblings:
Brother Andrew R Simson (1870–1936)
Sister Ann Simson (1873–)

Burial:
Westoutre British Cemetery
Heuvelland
Arrondissement Ieper
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Plot: II. F. 1.
Created by: Dawn
Record added: Apr 01, 2016
Find A Grave Memorial# 160347332
Died of Wounds - He was with his Company in the front line trenches at ST. ELOI at about 4 o'clock on the afternoon of March 29, 1916, when the enemy suddenly bombarded the trenches and he received a shell wound in the back. He did not loose consciousness and appeared quite cheerful while being taken out of the trench to the dressing station where his wound was further attended to. He died a short time afterwards when being taken in an ambulance to No. 4 Canadian Field Ambulance.

Died of Wounds – He was with his Company in the front line trenches at ST. ELOI at about 4 o’clock on the afternoon of March 29, 1916, when the enemy suddenly bombarded the trenches and he received a shell wound in the back. He did not loose consciousness and appeared quite cheerful while being taken out of the trench to the dressing station where his wound was further attended to. He died a short time afterwards when being taken in an ambulance to No. 4 Canadian Field Ambulance.

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