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Simpson, Percy Arthur, Winnipeg, Manitoba, formerly of Elford, England. Occupation: Transfer man. Military Service: Sapper, Reg. No. 874733, 184th Overseas Bn., 107th Canadian Pioneer Bn., 1st Battalion, Canadian Engineers, Attestation Papers. Possible Diary Reference: “Simpson,” Grain Growers’ Note Pad, 1916-1917, p. 46.
Additional Biographical Information
15 August 1917: “Casualties August 15th 1917. Wounded Remaining on duty, 874733, Pte. Simpson, D[sic]. A.” War Diary of the 107th Canadian Pioneer Bn., August 1917, p.11.
June 1918: “874733, Simpson P.A., [Company] A.” War Diary of the 1st Battalion Canadian Engineers, June 1918, Appendix 2A, p.21.
6 June 1918: “Para. No. 7 Posting. The following other ranks are posted to Headquarters from the Companies shown … 874733, Spr. Simpson, P.A., ‘A’ Co., Stretcher Bearer…” War Diary of the 1st Battalion, Canadian Engineers, June 1918, Appendix 6, p.29.