Simpson, Herbert Edward

BORN HULL 1880. HUSBAND OF ANNIE SIMPSON, OF 31 MONTROSE STREET, DANSOM LANE, HULL. SON OF ROBERT (1839-1891) & JANE ELIZABETH ROUNDING (1838-1924), OF 52 BEECH AVENUE, GARDEN VILLAGE, HULL. A POSTMAN. HE WAS WELL KNOWN IN THE HORNSEA DISTRICT, AS THE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE “POSTMAN”.

ATTACHED TO THE ARMY SERVICE CORP HEADQUATERS. HE WAS KILLED IN A MOTOR COLLISION WITH A PETROL ENGINE AND DRAGGED UNDERNEATH. HE DIED OF HIS INJURIES WITHIN HALF AN HOUR, ON 11/07/1917, AGED 37. HE HAD BEEN AT THE FRONT FOR SEVEN MONTHS. LEFT A WIDOW AND TWO CHILDREN.

HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 20/07/1917. *


First name:
HERBERT EDWARD
Military Number:
M2/223562
Rank:
Private
Date Died
11/07/1917
Place died:
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Age:
37
31 MONTROSE STREET, DANSOM LANE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK