1877, Born Castle Church, Staffordshire He had brothers George and Charles in RHA from Service Record
1881 census at Radford Wharf, Baswich Milford And Walton, Staffs. His father has died. The family seem to be military
1891 Feb 30. Attested to RFA. RFA Record
1899 Nov 16. Posted to South Africa
1903 Jun 26. Posted to UK
1903 Dec 22. Posted to India
1907 Dec 7. Posted back to UK
1912 Jun 17 . Married Lily Eleanor Smith in Lewisham
1911 Nov 22 Posted to West Africa
1912 Apr 1. Posted to UK
1913 Jun 13. Discharged at end of contracted period BSM
1914 Nov 6. Landed in France
1915 Jan 4. The undermentioned non-commissioned officers to be temporary Second Lieutenants, for service in the Field: — Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery, Battery Serjeant-Major William Henry Simpson.
1919 May 27. RFA. The undermentioned relinquish the actg. rank of Capt.: — Temp. Lt. W. H. Simpson.
1919 Nov 15. R.F.A.— Temp. Lt, W. .H. Simpson relinquishes his commn. on completion of service,, and is granted the rank of Capt.
1920 Aug 6. Joined ADRIC with Service no 103. Posted to A Coy
1920 Aug 27. Promoted Platoon Commander
1921 Jan 1. Posted to J Coy, no date given I Suspect he was 2 i/c at J Coy from 11 Feb 1921 to 14 May 1921. The Coolavoig Ambush report shows that 2DI WH Simpson arrived with reinforcements. I take the date of Jan 1, from the arrival of a new DI2 at A Coy. The likelihood is that he was at Depot from 1 Jan to 11 Feb
1921 Feb 25. Coolavohig Ambush Seafield Grant was in the lead car, beside him was 3rd DI W R McConnell. Plus T/Cadet Soady (who died later of wounds) and driver Cadet S Weymouth. At 10.20 reinforcements under 2nd DI W H Simpson arrived with 25 men
1921 May 14 Posted to Depot Coy as DI2. Note says 2nd in Command Depot Coy
1921 Nov 22. Posted 2nd in Command. A Coy
1922 Jan 18, Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC. 9 Shenington Rd, Charlton
1927 Feb 20. Royal Artillery. The undermentioned having attained the age limit of liability to recall, cease to belong to the Res. of Off - Capt. W. H. Simpson.