William Simpson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 11.05.1916
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/40594
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 04.10.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 135 to 136

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 41 Erskine St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Butcher
  • Mother:

    Annie Simpson, 41 Erskine St, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Simpson, 41 Erskine St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    John, 41 Erskine St, Dundee

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Simpson

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

William Simpson   S/40594   Gordon Highlanders

SIMPSON___Killed in action, 5th October 1917, 40594 Pte. William Simpson, Gordon Highlanders, aged 19 years, eldest son of Mr and Mrs J. Simpson, 41 Erskine St., Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 27th October 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

Can you tell us more about William Simpson'? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...

THANK YOU for your interest in helping the Great War Dundee project. Please complete the short form below and a curator will contact you in the next few days.

    I am writing to: