BORN HULL 18/07/1894. SON OF JOHN SIMPSON & DIANA DAVIS, OF 71 , WOODCOCK STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS – NAVAL RECORDS). A PLUMBER BY TRADE. JOINED THE ROYAL NAVY. LOST AT SEA ON 15/07/1917, AGED 24. UNMARRIED. HE LEFT A YOUNGER SISTER, MARION AND STEP SIBLINGS, JOE AND LILLIAN DAVIS.
HMS Redbreast, was a passenger/cargo ship requisitioned by the British Government during World War I, and used as a messenger ship and antisubmarine Q-ship. She was torpedoed and sunk by the Imperial German Navy submarine UC-38 in the Aegean Sea on 15 July 1917 while on passage from Skyros to the Doro Channel. Forty-two of her crew were killed.