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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Frederick Jack Simpkins -

Unknown person Name : Frederick John (Jack) Simpkins

Son of : Harry Simpkins and Bessie Simpkins (née Larcombe), of Wroxall, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1923, (registered Godshill Sub-District, Isle of Wight).
  Electoral Roll information :

1925 : The family are listed at Yarborough Terrace, Wroxall.

1929 : The family are listed at 2 Yarborough Terrace, Wroxall.

1938 : The family are listed at 2 Yarborough Terrace, Wroxall.

  Service Details :

Private 320960 Frederick Jack Simpkins, 2/4th Bn., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

Casualty Details :

Died : 23 September 1943, aged 20.

Buried at : Salerno War Cemetery, Italy.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor Holy Trinity Church South Wight Scouts War Memorial
Wroxall War Memorial
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, October 22, 1943 Page 3

SYMPATHY is felt for Mr. and Mrs. H. Simkins [sic], of Yarborough Road, on the sad news received last week that their son, Pte. John Simkins [sic], had died during September. He was 20 years of age and was in the Yorkshire Light Infantry. He had done five years' service, and has three brothers in the Forces [*].

[*] presumed to be his 3 older brothers, Harry Samuel (b. 1913), Harold George (b. 1919), and Ernest William (b. 1922).
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 20 December 2014 (added to website)


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