Photographs and Documents relating to William Simper, erroneously listed dead (1)

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Lance Corporal 41829 William Alfred George Simper, 10th Bn. Essex Regiment: Initially his parents were informed that he had died, but then were told of his whereabouts: in Hospital Auxiliare 101 in Rennes, France. He was wounded in the thigh and buttock by shrapnel, believed caused by French artillery, and was nursed in a French convent by nuns. About 40 years later the quality of the 1918 french surgery was highly praised in a British...