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William Simpson

Admitted to:

French Hospital.

Date of Injury:

10/05/1940

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

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Cause of Incident:

Crashed in a Fairey Battle on ops over the Belgian Ardennes.

Transferred to QVH:

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Injuries:

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No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

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IDENTITY CARD

This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.


Forename:

William

Surname:

Simpson

Service No:

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Nationality:

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Awards/Honours:

OBE, DFC

Patient Unit:

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Profession:

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Patient Rank:

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Death:

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Age at Death:

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Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Glossary:

Further Reading:

'One of Our Pilots is Safe' By William Simpson.
'I Burned My Fingers' By William Simpson.
'The Way to Recovery' By William Simpson.
'McIndoe's Army' By Edward Bishop.
'McIndoe's Army' By Peter Williams and Ted Harrison.
Article, Britain at War, March 2009.
'Who's Who in the Guinea Pig Club', The Guinea Pig, April 1953, p. 28.
This is Your Life, 09/01/1961.

References:




East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2751.69.2 - Set of five images of members of the Guinea Pig Club, including Simpson
EGRTM 2773.289 - Photograph of a group, including Simpson, outside The Guinea Pig pub
EGRTM 2773.343 - Photograph of the Marchwood Park Reunion 1993, including Simpson
EGRTM 2793.84 - Headshot of Simpson, showing facial scarring
EGRTM 6599.31.27-28 - Surgical drawings of Simpson, produced by Miss M E Lentaigne, 1942
EGRTM 6600.35.147 - Photograph of Simpson and others at the head table of a Guinea Pig Dinner