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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:43 pm    Post subject: talk entitled Scottish Rugby Internationalists Who Fell Reply with quote

http://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland/top-stories/event-to-honour-scotland-rugby-players-killed-in-ww1-1-3200218
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the article:
The first Scottish internationalist killed was Lieutenant Ronald Simpson who lost his life on 14 September 1914 on the Aisne on the Western Front in France.

Don't see him on CWGC or SNWM!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Delboy found him a while ago http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=454

Different Spelling Different date The Glasgow Herald got it right.

SIMSON, R F
Rank:Lieutenant
Date of Death:15/09/1914
Age:24
Regiment/Service:Royal Field Artillery
16th Bty. 116th Bde.
Grave Reference2.
CemeteryMOULINS NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Mr. D. J. and Mrs. I. A. Simson, of 68, Burton Crescent, Chelsea, London. Native of Edinburgh. Scottish Rugby International.

He is listed as Simson on the Edinburgh Academy memorial.
But not on SNWM !!
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