SIMPSON, George Benjamin

19181 Pte 1 Bn A I Regt  (Australian Imperial Regiment. A lot of early N Z troops were amalgamated with the Australian forces), served in France 30/7/1916-19/10/1918. Wounded (D C 13/4/18 ‘Formerly of Hathersage’). 1919 he was in King George‘s Hospital, Rotorua, NZ., and in 1920 he married Doris Crombie there. He died New Zealand in 1954, classed as a war pensioner.  b Hathersage 30/8/1893, son of William Peter Simpson, farmer and butcher. 1911C at Hare and Hounds, Sheffield Road, Hathersage. (DT 20/4/1912; ‘Geo Simpson, eldest son of Mr & Mrs W P Simpson of the Hare and Hounds Inn, embarked en route for Australia’). His father was living at 195 Broomhall Street, Sheffield at the time of his son’s enlistment in April 1916.