Private

Bethel Joseph (Beck) Simpson

Conflict: 
WW1
Additional Information: 

Son of Andrew and Wilhelmina Simpson, of Palmerston North, New Zealand. Served in the South African Campaign.

References:
  • CWGC
  • Archives New Zealand
NZ WAR GRAVES

Public Contributions:

Submitted by: Sandra Brodrick
Relationship to casualty: Partner to a relative
Extract Coroner's 17 March 1915, Egyptian Army Hospital, Pont-de-Koubbeh Coroner's Report regarding the death of Private B Joseph Simpson, 9th Wellington Infantry, Age 31 Years : The body w... Read More
Extract Coroner's 17 March 1915, Egyptian Army Hospital, Pont-de-Koubbeh Coroner's Report regarding the death of Private B Joseph Simpson, 9th Wellington Infantry, Age 31 Years : The body well formed but pallid. There was a wound about 4 inches long through the middle of the left rectus abdominis (abdominal muscle is a paired muscle running vertically on each side of the anterior wall of the human abdomen) which had been made for the purpose of heart massage. The Pericardium was normal. The heart was normal in size, lungs normal, kidneys were congested, the trachea was free and normal. Conclusion that death was due to cardiac syncope.


Personal Tributes:

Bethel, known as Beck, was my Great Uncle. I never met this man but my Grandmother told me many stories about her brother when they were growing up. I tried to find his grave in the early 1960's on m... Read More
Bethel, known as Beck, was my Great Uncle. I never met this man but my Grandmother told me many stories about her brother when they were growing up. I tried to find his grave in the early 1960's on my way to England, but alas Egypt was not the best place to roam for a young girl. Always wondered where it was, as I had told my Grandmother that if I found it I would put flowers on it for her. It is wonderful to see that his resting place is looked after. Thank you.


Casualty

Service Number: 
10/941
Name:
Bethel Joseph (Beck) Simpson
Rank: 
Private
Date of Birth:
Not known
Next of Kin: 
Mrs W. Simpson, Ranfurly Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Enlistment Address: 
5 Wellesley Road, Napier, New Zealand
Unit:
NZEF, Wellington Regiment

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Date of Death:
17 March 1915
Day of Death:
Wednesday
Age at Death: 
31
Conflict: 
WW1

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
Main Body
Embarkation Place:
Wellington, New Zealand
Embarkment Date:
16 October 1914
Transport:

HMNZT 7
HMNZT 10
Vessel:
Limerick or Arawa
Destination:
Suez, Egypt

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
B. 176.
Cemetery Location: 
Egypt
Bethel Joseph (Beck) Simpson
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