Bank: Parr’s Bank
Place of work: Warrington branch
Died: 30 December 1917
James Arthur Simpson was born on 1 December 1884. In March 1901 he went to work for Parr's Bank at its Wrexham branch. He transferred to Warrington branch in February 1914.
In July 1917 Simpson left the bank to go on military service, becoming a Private in the London Regiment. He was killed in action on the Somme on 30 December 1917. He was 33 years old and left a widow, Christian, and a 21-month-old son, Donald.
James Simpson is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Warrington Sankey Street branch.
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Stephen Simpson September 09 2016 11:38PM
he is remembered on a plaque with Frederick W Patman, on the wall of the old Nat West in Winnick Street, Warrington. This Bank is now closed and the building sold off. Please preserve the plaque.
NatWest Group Remembers team September 12 2016 3:57PM
Hi Stephen - thank you for your concern. We are very much aware of this memorial. It is safe, and we're currently making arrangements for its long term future.
Neil Devney November 08 2016 4:44PM
Stephen are you a relative of J A Simpson? I worked at the Winwick Street Branch until closure in 2015 and I believe I have a photo of the plaque and branch.