George & Polly Simpson's Family
George Simpson married Polly Bixley, probably in the 1870s. They had at least eight children
Ernest enlisted for the army at Petworth. He was private G/16071 with the 13th Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment 39th Division . He was killed in action on 21st October 1916 at Grandcourt (11km N.N.E. of Albert on the Somme) . He is buried in Grandcourt Road cemetery in plot A.28  or F.384 .
Sidney enlisted as a regular soldier at Chichester. He was married, and was sergeant L/8696 with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment, 1st Division when he was killed in action near North Maroc (Grenay, N.W. of Lens, France) on 9th March 1916. He is buried in St Patrick's cemetery, Loos (just N.W. of Lens), in plot F.551.
Daisy married, and her new name was Wales. They lived on Little Bookham common, and her husband ran a timber business which is still run by the family today (2002). Their niece Vera remembers visiting them by number 65 bus from Ealing to Leatherhead, and that access to their house was by a small bridge over a stream.
|May Simpson||Born 1893, Lurgashall, Sussex|
May has her own page.
Elsie was known as "Simbo", originally a diminutive of Simpson. She never married, and lived latterly with her niece Barbara at Storrington, where she died about 1980.
In her youth (about 1920), Lilian had a son Jack, believed to be the love-child of the brother of her sister Daisy's husband. Jack was given the name Simpson, and brought up by his grand-parents. He died in about 2000.
Lilian then married Jack Norman, and they had twin daughters Joan and Barbara. Joan died of multiple sclerosis (MS) aged about 30. Barbara married and had a family and is still (2002) living in Storrington. She came to Weybridge in 1996 for the golden wedding party of her cousin Vera Dungate.
"Uncle Bob" married, and had children Robin, Heather, Janet, Elwyn, and others. They lived at Coothan, near Storrington in West Sussex.
Sources: Census 1901; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; War Memorials Trust; surviving relative (Vera D); "in memory" card in family archives;