Edgar Simpson (1887-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

SIMPSON, EDGAR. Private. No 65214. 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born 79 King Street, Huddersfield, 10.5.1887. Son of Thomas Cook and Emma Simpson, 2 Summer Street, Lockwood. Educated Rashcliffe Church of England School. Employed as a woollen spinner by Messrs Allen Priest, Bath Mills. Husband of Edith Ellen Simpson, 8 Moorbottom Road, Thornton Lodge, Crosland Moor. Enlisted 28.3.1917. Killed in action near Arras on 23.8.1918, aged 31 years. Buried RAILWAY CUTTING CEMETERY, COURCELLES-LE-COMTE. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 63.
ROH:- St. Stephen's Church, Rashcliffe.

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