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Forename(s): Gerald William Ackroyd
Place of Birth: Halifax, Yorkshire
Service No: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Battalion / Unit: ---
Date of Death: 1919-01-26
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Grave 111.
CWGC Cemetery: GIGGLESWICK (ST. ALKELDA) CHURCHYARD
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: GIGGLESWICK, YORKSHIRE
Gerald William Ackroyd Simpson (born 22 August 1889) was the son of William and Emily Charlotte Simpson, née Ackroyd. William was born at Halifax and Emily at North Bierley, Bradford, Yorkshire.
1891 Halifax, Yorkshire Census: 45, Savile Park Road - Gerald W. Simpson, aged 20 months, born Halifax, son of William and Emily C. Simpson.
1901 Grange, Lancashire Census: Charney Hall - Gerald W.A. Simpson, aged 11 years, born Halifax, Yorkshire. Boarder.
1911 Thornton Dale, Yorkshire: Town End Close - Gerald W.A. Simpson, aged aged 21 years, born Halifax, Yorkshire. [Gerald, an Undergraduate of Oxford University, was visiting Reginald W. and Ursula C. Jeffery.]
Gerald was married to Kathleen Maude Johnston in 1914.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Lieut Gerald William Ackroyd, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Theatre of War first served in 3 [Egypt]. Date of entry therein: 26 April 1915.
Gerald was commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton; his name will eventually be erased now that the CWGC have amended their records showing him to be buried at Giggleswick.
Photograph courtesy of Rugby School ('Memorials of Rugbeians, who fell in the Great War Vol 1-7').
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Lieutenant Gerald William Ackroyd SIMPSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Army Ordnance Corps
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