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14120   Lance Sergeant Percy Simpson
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Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 07/12/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
Percy Simpson was the son of Robert and Rachel Simpson. Percy was born about 1895 in Philadelphia, U.S.A. The 1901 census shows Percy Simpson living with his grandparents, Robert and Anna Maria Credden, in Camgart, Clabby, County Fermanagh. Percy enlisted in Enniskillen. Percy had been wounded at Thiepval and again at Messines Ridge. Lance Sergeant Percy Simpson was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on Friday the December 1917. He was 22 years old.
Further Information
Percy Simpson was the son of Robert and Rachel Simpson. Percy was born about 1895 in Philadelphia, U.S.A.
The 1901 census shows Percy Simpson living with his grandparents, Robert and Anna Maria Credden, in Camgart, Clabby, County Fermanagh. Percy was 5 years old.
The 1911 census shows Percy Simpson living with his grandmother, Anna Maria Credden, in Camgort, Clabby, County Fermanagh. Percy was 15 years old and working as a farm assistant.
Percy Simpson was a member of the U.V.F. and Cavanaleck (Fivemiletown) L.O.L.
Percy enlisted in Enniskillen.
Percy had been wounded at the Somme and again at Messines Ridge.
Lance Sergeant Percy Simpson was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on Friday the December 1917. He was 22 years old.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th January 1918:
Lance Sergeant Percy Simpson, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Donegal and Fermanagh), was killed in action on 7th December. He was wounded at the Somme on 1st July 1916, and previous to the war was a member of the U.V.F. and Cavanaleck (Fivemiletown) L.O.L.
Lance Sergeant Simpson has no known grave and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial in Louverval.
Cambria Memorial photo kindly donated by Bob Pike, courtesy of Carrie Pike, via the Great War Forum.
The CWGC record Lance Sergeant Simpson as the son of Robert and Rachel Simpson, of Philadelphia, U.S.A. He was previously wounded at Thiepval and Messines Ridge.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Camgart, Clabby Fivemiletown Census listing in Camgart, Clabby 54.401647 -7.381468
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1 1901 Census lists Percy Simpson Lists Percy as age 5 living with his grandparents at house 11 in Camgart, Clabby, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists Percy Simpson Lists Percy as age 15 living with his grandparents at house 16 in Camgort, Clabby, Fermanagh
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