Vivian Sumner Simpson | Service Record


SurnameSimpson
First Name(s)Vivian Sumner
Place of BirthSheffield
Club(s)Norwich City
The Wednesday
ServiceBritish Army
RankCaptain
Service Number-
Previous Service Number(s)-
Regiment or CorpsYork and Lancaster Regiment
Unit(s)12th (Service) Battalion (Sheffield)
Previous Regiment(s) or Corps-
Unit(s)-
Type of Casualty (If applicable)Killed in Action
Theatre of War (If applicable)Western European Theatre
Date of Death (If applicable)13/04/1918
Place of Death (If applicable)France and Flanders
Place of Burial/Commemoration (If applicable)Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul
Grave/Memorial Reference (If applicable)I. E. 56.
Awards and DecorationsMilitary Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Citation(s)Military Cross:
T./2nd Lt. (A./Capt.) Vivian Sumner Simpson, Y. &L. R.
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during and after an attack upon enemy trenches. He was the first to reach the trench, and to be engaged in hand-to-hand fighting with the enemy. Later, he displayed the greatest ability and energy in organising his company for the work of protection and consolidation. His work has been consistently excellent on previous occasions."
(The London Gazette, Supplement 13143, 19 September 1917)
Supplementary NotesSon of George Joseph and Gertrude Simpson, of Sheffield; husband of Marian May Simpson, of Sheffield.