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George Elmer Simpson

In memory of:

Signalman George Elmer Simpson

October 6, 1943


Italy

Military Service


Service Number:

K/34031

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

Division:

1st Div. Sigs.

Citation(s):

1939-45, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

March 21, 1921
Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

October 4, 1939
Prince Rupert, British Columbia

Son of Andrew and Lila Simpson of Vancouver, British Colombia. Husband of Audrey Gwenda (née French) Simpson of Shorten Farm, Preston, England. Father of Josephine Simpson.

Commemorated on Page 213 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

III. C. 27.

Location:

The BARI WAR CEMETERY lies south of Bari, in the rural locality of Carbonara in the Commune and Province of Bari. It is reached from the town by proceeding south along the Taranto road (Route No.100) for about 8.5 kilometres. The turning to the right, leading to Carbonara di Bari, is taken and the Cemetery lies on the right about 1.5 kilometres further on. From the North, take the exit to Bari North and continue on the Tangenziale in the direction of Brindisi. Take Exit No.12, Bari Carbonara, and continue into town. Proceed around the square in the direction of Triggiano. Follow this road across the traffic lights and the BARI WAR CEMETERY can be found on the left hand side. From the South, follow the Tangenziale (main road) and exit at Carbonara Bari, then proceed as above.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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