World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1
Generally showing where they are commemorated, when they died and some basic facts about each person. There are gaps, however, so if you can fill in any missing details do please contact us.
John Parker Norfolk Simpson
John Parker Norfolk
J P N
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), 5th (Reserve) Battalion attached to the 3rd Battalion
Harlebeke New British Cemetery
On the outbreak of war in August, 1914, Simpson joined the Public School Corps as a Private.
He received his commission on probation in January 1915, in the 5th (Reserve) Battalion Royal Fusiliers, & for active service was attached to the 3rd Battalion, with which he served in Flanders.
He was wounded near Ypres on 24 May, 1915, & for several weeks his fate was unknown, but it was ascertained that he had been taken Prisoner of War & had died from the effects of his wounds on 27 May, 1915, at Iseghem, in Belgium.
(Source: 'The Bond of Sacrifice'; Volume 2, January to June 1915; p.430)
Born on 3 February, 1890, the third son of the late James Parker Simpson, & his wife, Louise, of Ravensmede, Alnwick, Northumberland.
Educated at Malvern College.
Alnwick War Memorial Alnwick, Memorial Plaque in former premises of the DukeÂ’s School (Source: For Duke's School, Dudley George; August 2018) Alnwick, St. Paul's Church Memorial