Jan 25 2017

1917: A Porthill Scout Dies in Mesopotamia (Iraq)

One hundred years ago today, over two years into the Great War, Private Joseph William Simpson, 10328 A Coy 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment) was killed in action aged 21.

Joseph was a Porthill Scout, and was the eighth of eighteen of our Scouts, that we know of, that were killed in the Great War.

You can read his full story here.

Joseph William Heath Simpson b. Burslem 1896 – d. Mesopotamia 1917.


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

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