Photographs and Documents relating to William Simper, erroneously listed dead

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...