[Published in the newspaper The Ladysmith Chronicle, October 14, 1916.]
DEATH OF THOS. SIMPSON
Killed in Action Two Weeks Ago – Had Won Military Medal.
Mrs. W. G. Simpson received a telegram on Thursday from Ottawa announcing the death in active service of her son, Thomas N. Simpson, on the 26th of September. Tom Simpson’s death will cause universal sorrow in Ladysmith. He was very popular with the young men of the city, all of whom were interested in the splendid work he had been doing at the front. He enlisted shortly after war was declared, and left with one of the machine gun sections for the front. His promotion was rapid, and several months ago he was appointed an instructor on the machine gun. A few weeks ago he wrote his mother that he was to get the military medal as well as a commission as lieutenant for the manner in which he kept his gun in action during one of the battles on the Western front. His relatives will have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.