Able Seaman William Horace Simpson

Royal Navy, HMS Black Prince

Died: Wednesday 31 May 1916 (aged 20)

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Record:
SIMPSON, WILLIAM HORACE
Additional information:
Foster son of Mrs. M. Bishop, of I, Ship Cottages, Meads, Eastbourne.
Cemetery:
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Cemetery/memorial reference:
13.
Country:
United Kingdom

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Name recorded:
Simpson, William H
Memorial:
Dendron Gleaston and Leece (WMR 4120)
Location:
Dendron, Cumbria
Name recorded:
Simpson, William H
Memorial:
Wyrley Men WW1 (WMR 51113)
Location:
Great Wyrley, Staffordshire
Name recorded:
Simpson, W H
Memorial:
County Borough Of Halifax Books Of Remembrance (WMR 2689)
Location:
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Simpson, W H
Memorial:
East Yorkshire Regt And East Riding Men WW1 (WMR 34681)
Location:
Beverley, Humberside
Name recorded:
Simpson, W H
Memorial:
Chilwell Memorial Institute (WMR 26870)
Location:
Chilwell, Nottinghamshire
Name recorded:
Simpson, W H
Memorial:
Old Oratorians - WW1 Panels (WMR 41440)
Location:
Woodcote, Oxfordshire
Name recorded:
Simpson, W H
Memorial:
St Martins Board (WMR 1685)
Location:
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Name recorded:
Simpson, W H
Memorial:
St Johns Church WW1 (WMR 17033)
Location:
Eastbourne, East Sussex
Name recorded:
Simpson, W H
Memorial:
Men of Birkenhead - Cenotaph (WMR 1260)
Location:
Birkenhead, Merseyside

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Name:
Private R Simpson
Context:
returned_hospital
Date:
31 May 1916
Diary:
4 DIVISION: 7 Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (page 91)
Name:
Private E Simpson
Context:
other
Date:
31 May 1916
Diary:
6 DIVISION: 2 Battalion Durham Light Infantry (page 180)
Name:
Lieutenant G R Simpson
Context:
other
Date:
31 May 1916
Diary:
5 DIVISION: 1 Battalion Cheshire Regiment (page 165)