Private William Simpson, 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders

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Private William Simpson 19998, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders.

William Simpson was born on 14th March 1886 at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.  He was the son of Andrew, a quarry worker, and Jessie Simpson.  William had four brothers and one sister.  His occupation in civilian life was that of a van man.  He enlisted into the 3rd Gordons on 31st October 1917.  He served the next few months locally.  In June 1918, William was posted to France with the 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders.  He was admitted to No 10 Casualty Clearing Station with acute Nephritis, eventually transported back to the UK and admitted to Killingbeck Hospital, Leeds.  Private William Simpson died in hospital on 28th  October 1918, aged 32.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals


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