Henry Lamont Simpson

Key Information

Name: Henry Lamont Simpson

DoB: June 5 1897,

Regt: Lancashire Fusiliers  

DoD: August 29 1918

Academic Career: CGS 1908-1916

Biographical Information:

  • Henry was the eldest of four children born to Henry Colbeck Simpson and Margaret Jane (née Quirk), and they resided at The Old Grove, Carlisle. Henry Senior was a tailor and hosier (employer) from Newcastle, according to the 1901 Census, when he was a visitor to Woodhorn Manor in Morpeth. He is also not listed on the 1911 Census as being with the family. Mother Margaret was born in India but her mother Matilda was from the Isle of Man. The 1891 Census show her living in Warwick Square Carlisle, a school mistress. Interestingly in 1881, when a pupil teacher, she was living with her mother and uncle Richard Carson, a Chelsea pensioner, who had served in the British Army between 1860 and 1878, so there was clearly a family history of military service.