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1396   Private William Simpson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (British Army)
Died: 16/06/1915 (Killed in Action)
William Simpson was born in Dungannon. He enlisted in Hamilton, Scotland. Private William Simpson was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) when he was killed in action on Wednesday 16th June 1915. The CWGC record Private William Simpson as the husband of A. Simpson, of 8 Alpine Street, Stonefield, Blantyre, Glasgow.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Woburn Abbey Cemetery
  Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave IV-D-10
CWGC Casualty 594455
Cuinchy is a village midway between Bethune and La Bassee. Woburn Abbey Cemetery lies to the south-west of the village towards the village of Cambrin. From the church in Cuinchy head south on the D166, after 300 metres turn left. The cemetery is a further 200 metres from the junction on the left hand side.
References and Links
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1 Photo of Private William Simpson's gravetone
2 Blantyre War Memorial Lists W Simpson
3 Forum on Blantyre War Memorial Photo of War Memorial.
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Scottish National War Memorial Brief details of Private William Simpson
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Simpson's gravetone can be purchased here
7 Photos of Blantyre War Memorial, Glasgow
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023