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Born: 4th September 1893, All Saints, Ipswich.

Died: 12th January 1915; age 22; KiA- shelled.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location; Derby, Derbyshire; age: 17 years & 8 months; Date: 4th June 1909; Religion: CofE; Next of Kin: father – Cornelius Charles Simpson, of 15, Gatacre Road, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 6 1/4ins, hazel eyes & brown hair.



Home – 5th November 1909 – 12th December 1911

India – 13th December 1911 – 2nd October 1914

Home – 3rd October 1914 – 3rd November 1914

B.E.Force – 4th November 1914 – 12th January 1915.


Date of Entry Therein: 4th November 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 11215

Regiment: Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 26 & 27.

Le Touret Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Emma Simpson, of 57, Victoria Street, Ipswich.




1901   23, Rendlesham Road, Ipswich.

 Stanley was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Cornelius Charles Simpson, 36, a Carpenter & Joiner, born Ipswich.

Emma Simpson (nee Thorpe), 36, a Tailoress – at home.

Frederick Cornelius Charles Simpson, 10, born Ipswich.

Oscar William Thomas Simpson, 8, born Ipswich.

Lilian Emma Elvina Simpson, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   Crownhill Fort. Crownhill, R.S.O. Egg Buckland, Devon.

 Stanley was 19 years old, a Soldier ranked Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters.


On the 19th November 1921, Mr C.C. Simpson received his late son’s British War & Victory medals.


Soldiers’ Effects to Cornelius C. Simpson – father.


 Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment, 1st Battalion


One Comment

  • This is my great great great uncle, who like me joined the Army at 17 years old. Because of soldiers like him who laid down their lives for our future and our freedom I was fortunate enough to serve a full career and am proud to have carried on our family tradition of military service.


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