Silver War Badge, John Robson Simpson, 9th DLI Pioneers, wounded-amputee


A SWB B189833 attributed to 92972 John Robson Simpson 1/9th Durham Light Infantry

John was born in Newcastle on Tyne 27th August 1899

In 1917 he was living at 65 Blenheim Street, Newcastle

He enlisted 13th October 1917  initially in the 52nd graduated Battalion under number 5/7921

Before transfer under number 92972 into the 1st/9th Battalion DLI which became a Pioneer Battalion. He was discharged shell wounds right leg (amp) 19th March 1919

Post war, he married Ellen Victoria Simpson and the 1939 Register shows them living at 24 Knotts Place, Newcastle.  John being listed as a lift attendant/insurance officer,   he died in October 1969


Please note the badge clasp is out of shape as per pictures

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