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« on: December 02, 2016, 09:36:15 AM »

SIMPSON, WILLIAM ARTHUR
Rank:Lieutenant
Service No:144803
Date of Death:07/04/1943
Age:51
Regiment/Service:Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Grave Reference: Ramsgate Div. Sec. K.C. Grave 231.
Cemetery:RAMSGATE CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Arthur Carter Simpson and Elizabeth Simpson; husband of Mollie Simpson, of Ramsgate.


Thanet Advertiser - Tuesday 13 April 1943

DEATH OF LT. W. A. SIMPSON. FATALLY INJURED WHEN TENT BLEW DOWN.
Lt. William Arthur Simpson, of Kingsnorth, Downs-road, Ramsgate, has died as a result of injuries received while on active service. Fifty-one years of age, Lt. Simpson was instructing a unit of recruits and in a strong gale a mess hut at the camp was blown down. He received fatal injuries.

Born in India, Lt. Simpson served as captain in the Ghurka Regiment in the last war. For several years during peace-time he carried on business as a newsagent at Broadstairs and at the outbreak of war joined the Royal West Kent Regiment.

Lt. Simpson leaves a widow and one daughter to mourn their loss. He lost his son in Palestine two years ago.

The Funeral took place at Ramsgate on Monday.

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2016, 08:34:53 AM »

Death registered at St Asaph, N Wales
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 17:39:17 PM »

William Arthur Simpson
Born 5.3.1892 India

Probate. Of The Lodge, St Mildreds Rd, Ramsgate. Probate to Molllie Simpson, widow. Effects £1608

In 1939, with Mollie(24.1.1892) at 26 St Mildreds Rd, Ramsgate. He was a Newsagent & Tobacconist(shop keeper) Mollie Unpaid Domestic Duties. Mollie shown as ARP ambulance nurse.


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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 09:43:02 AM »

Liverpool Echo - Friday 09 April 1943

KILLED BY A SHED
An uprooted 30-feet-long shed killed an Army officer, it was stated at the inquest at Prestatyn on Lieutenant William Arthur Simpson (51) whose home address was King's Garth, Downes Road, Ramsgate.

Corporal Raymond Cawse, who was in the shed at the time, said he shouted: "Look out," and ducked behind a table. The shed passed over him, rolled along the ground, and struck Lieutenant Simpson on the side. The shed had been held by a stake at each corner.

Medical evidence was to the effect that Lieutenant Simpson died soon after the accident, he having sustained a fractured skull. The coroner (Mr. Humphrey Llewellyn Jones) returned a verdict that Simpson died from injuries accidentally sustained.
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