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  • Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery
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Cotgrave
Arthur was born in 1897 the son of Thomas a cowman on a farm and Mary Jane Simpson née Wallhead of Vine Cottage Cotgrave Nottinghamshire. His father was born in 1873 in Cotgrave and his mother in 1876 at Grantham. They were married in 1891 at Mansfield and had five children besides Arthur: Daisy May b.1893, Ethel b1895, Violet b.1901, Doris Baines b.1904 and Sidney b.1909 In 1911 the family lived at Vine Cottage Main Street Cotgrave.
he was a farm labourer.
17 Sep 1916
19
505822 - CWGC Website
R/6538
Rifleman
7th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Arthur Simpson enlisted at Nottingham on 7th November 1914. On the 10th November he was posted to barracks at Winchester and to the 15th service Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. On 3rd August 1915 he landed in France. On the 15th September 1916 he was seriously wounded in action by multiple gun shots during the battle for Delville Wood, and was treated at the 14th Casualty Clearing Station. Whilst being evacuated on No 3 Ambulance train on 17th September 1916 , he died from his wounds.
Etaples Military Cemetery Grave Reference: X E 10A
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    Arthur Wallhead Simpson - Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery