Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Haliday Simpson

In memory of:

Private George Haliday Simpson

August 28, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

715299

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment)

Division:

26th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 12, 1894
Milford, Hants County, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

December 17, 1915
Amherst, Nova Scotia

Son of Joseph and Dorothy (nee Campbell) Simpson, of Amherst, Nova Scotia. Brother of Harry S. Simpson and his sister Eva Hovey (nee Simpson).

Commemorated on Page 500 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LIGNY-ST. FLOCHEL BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. E. 1.

Location:

Ligny-St.Flochel is a village about 6.5 kilometres east of St.Pol on the main road to Arras. The distance from Ligny-St. Flochel to Arras is approximately 24 kilometres. The Ligny-St.Flochel British Cemetery is situated to the south of the village on the east side of the road to the village of Averdoingt.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of George H. Simpson – George H. Simpson was the son of Joseph & Dorothy Simpson of Amherst, Nova Scotia.  While "going over the top" on August 27, 1918 George was shot in the abdomen and died the next day at the 7th Casualty Clearing Station.  George was laid to rest at the Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery (Plot 2, Row E, Grave 1).
  • Photo of George Simpson – Close up of photo embedded in headstone marker in the Milford Cemetery to remember George Haliday Simpson.
  • Photo of George Haliday Simpson – In Memory of those who served in the 106th Overseas Battalion Nova Scotia Rifles.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Cap Badge – In Memory of those who served in the 106th Overseas Battalion Nova Scotia Rifles.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death registers – Circumstances of Death- Private George Haliday Simpson
  • Entrance
  • Memorial – Headstone marker in the Milford Cemetery to remember George Haliday Simpson.
  • Cemetery
  • Grave Marker

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