1888 Nov 13. Born Lanarkshire
1901 census at 33, Westercraigs Street, Glasgow
1915 May 2. Lands in France
1917 Apr 26. The undermentioned, from Officers Cadet Units, to be 2nd Lts. Gordon High.— Robert Stobo Simpson
1920 July 14. Notice of Dissolution of the Firm of Edwards & Co, Tailors, 74 Argyle Street, Glasgow.
The Firm of Edwards & Co., carrying on business
as Tailors and Clothiers, at 74 Argyle Street,
Glasgow, has been Dissolved, as at 10th April 1920,
by mutual consent, by the retiral therefrom of the
Subscriber Morris Abramson, one of the Partners.
The Business will be carried on at the above address
by the Subscribers Daniel Martin Smith and Robert
Stobo Simpson on their own account, and under the
same name of Edwards & Co .
Mr. Daniel Martin Smith and Mr. Robert Stobo
Simpson are authorised to uplift all the debts due to,
and they will discharge the whole debts and liabilities
of, the said Firm of Edwards & Co.
Dated at Glasgow, this fourteenth day of July 1920.
MABION S. PJTHIE, 46 Calder Street, Coatbridge, Clerkess,
MINNIE D. RUSSELL, 46 Calder Street, Coatbridge, Typist,
Witnesses to the Signature of the said Morris Abramson.
D. M. SMITH.
JAMES SMITH, Osborne Place, Uddingston, Shipping Clerk,
HELEN T. SMITH, Osborne Place, Uddingston, Saleswoman,
Witnesses to the Signature of the said Daniel Martin Smith.
ROBERT S. SIMPSON.
MARY WILLIAMS, 17 Hospital Street, Glasgow, Tailoress,
GERTRUDE H. MACHEADIE, 113 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, Typist,
Witnesses to the Signature of the said Robert Stobo Simpson.
1920 Sept 21. Joins ADRIC with service number 611. Posted to F Coy
1920 Sep 25. Promoted Section Leader in F Coy
1920 Nov 26. ADRIC register records that he was permitted to resign, then this was cancelled by Police Advisor.
1920 Dec 17. Promoted Platoon Commander
1921 Jan 14 to 28 Jan on Leave
1921 Mar 14 On Brunswick St Raid
1921 Apr 21. On a raid at Circular Rd
1921 May 25. Present at the Custom House raid by the IRA, where he procured th IRA flag.
I think the man in the F Coy Football photo described as "Jock Simpson" is this man. Contemporary New York Times report
1921 May 30 Raids with F Coy
1921 Jul 29 to 12 Aug on Leave
1921 Sep 30. The undermentioned Offrs. relinquish their commns., under A.O. 166/21, as amended by A.O. 332/21, and retain their rank:—4th Bn. Gordons.— Lt R S Simpson
Contemporary New York Times report
1922 Jan 17. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC. Discharged from ADRIC with certificate of gallantry. 3rd district inspector with "very good" character reference.
1929 Went to Canada
1932 Jan 7. Fined for stowing away on a Cunard ship to get back to UK from Canada
1935 Living at 72 Lewisham High Rd. Not married, and on electoral register.
1940 Apr 17 . Gordons. Lt. Robert Stobo SIMPSON (122069), late Gordons, to be Lt.
1941 Aug 17. Gordons. Lt. R. S. Simpson (122069) relinquishes his commn. on account of ill-health.
1955 Died at Rutherglen, Glasgow, aged 66