Alec Simpson -Radio Officer

Alec was born Q1 1923

Son of Norman and Velina Annice Simpson
Lived at “Wyala” Wakefield Road . In 1939 Norman was a Grocery Store Manager
Alec served in Merchant Navy on SS Fidra (Glasgow)

He was killed or drowned on 5th March 1943
His ship was torpedoed and sunk in North Atlantic North West of Lisbon in Portugal (43.50N 14.46W) by U.130. Uboat U130 was sunk a week later on 12 March 1943 in the North Atlantic west of the Azores, in position 37.10N, 40.21W, by depth charges from the US destroyer USS Champlin. 53 dead (all hands lost).

Alec is Commemorated at
Tower Hill Memorial
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Greater London, England
Plot: Panel 49

Alec Simpson Certificate

Grandfather – Joseph Simpson. was listed as a deceased miner on Norman’s Marriage Banns
Grandfather – Gresham Jackson was a joiner living in Kippax -Grandmother Clara
Father – Norman S. (b 1887) In 1914 he was a grocer living in Garforth
Mother – Velina Annice S. nee Jackson (baptised 5th Jan 1888 in Kippax P.C. Living at Bowers Row Allerton By Water.
In 1914 she was a school teacher.
Norman and Velina Married 19th January 1914 in Kippax Parish Church.
Sister – Clara E (b. Q1 1915)
Brother – Stanley (b Q4 1916)
Brother – Norman (b. Q1 1921)
Alec Simpson (bQ1 1923)