Today we remember …
|30th August 1918
George Simpson, G Social 1910. Lt, Cheshire Regt. Died of wounds received in an unknown engagement
He volunteered for service on the outbreak of war and received his commission in March, 1915; he served in France until July, 1916, when he was wounded; he returned to France on Aug. 30, 1917, and met his death exactly a year later.
He was an only son. He is buried at Terlincthun Cemetery, Pas de Calais.
The War Memorial Committee Minutes record the George Simpson Exhibition which was created in his memory to help Radleians at university. The first recipient was George Mallaby, Senior Prefect in 1921, to help him go to Oxford; others aided by the gift were RE Raikes at London University and Vincent O’Connor at Oxford. Vincent O’Connor became one of the most significant donors of rare and valuable books to Radley College Library – a skill in collecting which he gained at Oxford.