Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Ernest Simpson

In memory of:

Private Ernest Simpson

March 30, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

53283

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 6, 1893

Commemorated on Page 162 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WESTOUTRE CHURCHYARD EXTENSION
Belgium

Grave Reference:

II. F. 1.

Location:

WESTOUTRE CHURCHYARD is located 11.5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the N375 Dikkebusseweg. From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg (N375) is located via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J.Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M.Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. 10 Km along the Dikkebuseweg after passing through the villages of Dikkebus and Deklijte, lies the right hand turning onto the N315 Kemmelstraat. 2.5 Km along the N315 lies the village of Westoutre.(Now spelt Westouter). The WESTOUTRE CHURCHYARD is located in the centre of the village and the Commission plot is located on the far right hand side of the cemetery after entering the site.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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