Private George Simpson

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

18 Nov 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Hat worker


A. & F. Higgins, Bute Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

12 Bolton Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

St Sever Cemetery Extension

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 5th December 1918
Pte George Simpson

Pte George Simpson, 29812, 7th Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment, died in France on November 18th, 1918, from wounds sustained in action nine days previously.

George had previously served with the Royal Engineers (1346) from 1914 but was discharged as medically unfit in March 1916. He was recalled to the colours and had served with the West Surreys for seven months before his death.

A chaplain wrote to widow Lilian at her family home at 12 Bolton Road, Luton, that her husband had been buried with full military honours at Rouen in France.

Born in Luton in 1895, George was a son of James and Emily Simpson, of 305 Hitchin Road, Luton. At the time of the 1911 Census he was described as an iron foundry labourer living with his parents, three sisters and five brothers. But at the time of enlistment he was working for hat manufacturers A. & F. Higgins, of Bute Street.

George had married Lilian Mary Punter at Luton Parish Church on April 9th, 1917, and the couple had a daughter, Eva, born early in 1918.

George is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church.

Individual Location

Pte George Simpson

Author: Deejaya

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