Simpson, Ernest: Service no. 53283

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British Home Child (Barnardo Boy) per research from Dawn Hueston and contributed through the 18th Battalion Facebook page.. Link to LAC record and Find A Grave.

Screen capture of LAC entry. Note the reference to the Canadian Branch of Dr. Barnardo's Homes, Toronto.
Screen capture of LAC entry. Note the reference to the Canadian Branch of Dr. Barnardo’s Homes, Toronto.
Died of Wounds - He was with his Company in the front line trenches at ST. ELOI at about 4 o'clock on the afternoon of March 29, 1916, when the enemy suddenly bombarded the trenches and he received a shell wound in the back. He did not loose consciousness and appeared quite cheerful while being taken out of the trench to the dressing station where his wound was further attended to. He died a short time afterwards when being taken in an ambulance to No. 4 Canadian Field Ambulance.
Died of Wounds – He was with his Company in the front line trenches at ST. ELOI at about 4 o’clock on the afternoon of March 29, 1916, when the enemy suddenly bombarded the trenches and he received a shell wound in the back. He did not loose consciousness and appeared quite cheerful while being taken out of the trench to the dressing station where his wound was further attended to. He died a short time afterwards when being taken in an ambulance to No. 4 Canadian Field Ambulance.
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