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#1 Edward1

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:56 PM

Is it possible to determine when T W Simpson joined the Yorkshire Regiment and then transferred to the Royal Fusiliers if the only documentation you have located is the MIC as attached ?


The CWGC lists him as killed in action 27th Sept 1918.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:00 PM

Most Royal Fusiliers medal roll books will record the date of service abroad with the various battalions, so worth a look at Kew.


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:06 PM

Hi Edward
I have had a look on ancestry his service papers do not seem to have survived
Do we have a Birth year for him ?

the following is from the work of the late Bob Coulson

Born and enlisting in Middlesbrough, Thomas William Simpson did his war service
with the 4th battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment.
Killed in action during the Battle of the Canal du Nord, Private Simpson lost his life on
September 27th 1918 and today lies in Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery in the village
of Villers-Plouich to the north east of Peronne.


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:48 AM

Thanks Steve and Ray.
As an Ancestry subscriber I have his History up to 1911, the CWGC info for his death plus the R Fus 4th Btn War Diaries for his movements during the War. I was hoping to fill in the Attestation/Transfer dates for both Regiments.
The various local War memorial scrolls on line all name him and the RF and date when KIA, but none mention the Yorks or enlistment date. Will keep digging.