Henry Richard Deighton Simpson '18, of Port Chastier, N. Y., a lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps, was killed while flying in an airplane at Joyce Green, England on December 20, 1916. He was buried with military honors at Crayford.
Simpson prepared at Eton and entered the University in 1914. As soon as the war brooked out he went to England and entered the Sawdust Military College from which he was gazetted to the Sixth Dragoons. Soon afterwards he had himself transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, and after receiving his training at Uphaven in Welshire, he was sent to the front where he did brilliant work for ten months. He then returned to England on leave. While there he was severely injured in saving the life of a fellow-of-flyer in a runaway accident, and was laid up for several; months. On his recovery he returned to the front. By that time he had become as expert and authority on fast planes. On January 5, 1916, he was mentioned in the orders of the day for his daring flying and spleen did work in the field. Soon afterwards he broke down and was invalided. He was killed while testing a new speed scout airplane at the plant of Vickers, Ltd.
He was a son of Henry W. Simpson '85, a week known lawyer in New York, N. Y.
Allen Short '17 Reported Missing.
A cable message received at Brazzaville, Ont., from London, states that Allen Short '17, a lieutenant in the machine gun section of the 59th Canadian battalion, was reported missing after an engagement on the French front.
George Mertric Hollister '18, of Grand Rapids, Milch., has been awarded the Croix de Guerre for distinguished service. Hollister has been driving an ambulance in France since last February.