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Robert Arthur Simpson
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RA
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Corporal; Sergeant
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2 / 4th Devon Regiment
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Randolph Terrace
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Served in India. Sent a cutting from an Indian newspaper describing a concert in which he played a prominent part, mostly singing. On his promotion to Sergeant he wrote to Collis the vicar saying 'he was no much in love with India as a whole, but is in the pleasant part of it, up among the hills more than 6,000 ft above sea level.' He sent two copies of programmes of concerts in which he had preformed with the 'Devon Dumplings' a pierrot troupe that seems to have distinguished themselves.  

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First Name: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Last Name: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Unit: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Home Address: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Teesdale Townships: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office);