Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
18 Nov 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
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.