Sidney Simpson was born in Wordsley and worked in the engineering and drawing office at Round Oak iron-works. He enlisted in 1917 and served in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was then transferred to the 2/19th London (St Pancras) Regiment in the 60th Division. They had been sent to Salonika to help the Greek forces in 1916 and in 1917 were transferred to the Suez Canal zone in the campaign against the Turks. In October 1917 Jerusalem was captured in a well organized campaign, the first great success of the war. Detachments were sent to Jordan but in a raid on Amman on the 30th April Private Sidney Simpson was killed in action. He was 19 years of age and is commemorated on the Jerusalem and Wordsley Memorials.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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