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Obituary notice of Dame Florence Simpson, 1956

Simpson served with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) during World War One (1914-1918). She had earlier been Commandant of the Military Cookery section of the Women's Legion. Simpson initially served as Controller of Recruiting in the WAAC before being appointed its Chief Controller at the War Office in February 1918. Later that year she was promoted to Controller-in-Chief with the rank of major-general. She retired in 1920 and formed the Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps Old Comrades Association, of which she was president. Simpson later lived in South Africa with her step daughters, and died in Switzerland.

From a collection of papers of Betty Mould MBE (1895-1988), Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps, 1909-1981.

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NAM. 1994-01-256-29


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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