Simpson, Anthony Henry. Died 1st Feb 1915

Anthony Henry Simpson
Lieutenant, 1st Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Anthony Henry Simpson was born in Rugby on 28 December 1887 and baptised on 7th March 1888 at Holy Trinity Church. His parents were James Herbert Simpson MD, consulting medical officer to Rugby Hospital and his wife Charlotte Maria (nee Wilson). They were married at St John’s church, Ealing on 16th November 1878.

He attended Hillbrow School and then Rugby School, before going to Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He then became an assistant master at Tonbridge School, where he was an officer in the O.T.C. On 24th December 1914 he was gazetted Lieutenant to the Special Reserve of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

Picture from , De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1919

Picture from , De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour, 1914-1919

He arrived in France on 19th January 1915. He died at the Base Hospital, Boulogne on 1st February from Bronchitis contracted while on active service. He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.