Capt. William Henry Simpson, QSA

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

Collins Papers

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.