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Dennis Charles Simms

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Karen Report 21 Jan 2013 15:12

Hi yes I have just looked at the link thanks. Very interesting.


jax Report 21 Jan 2013 14:31

Have you looked at that link I gave above?


Karen Report 21 Jan 2013 14:27

Thanks for the replies. I appreciate it. All very interesting. Dennis married Ethel on Aug 14 1943 I have copy of their marriage certificate. They had two children together Valerie born Sep 1944 and Charles born Jan 1946. Dennis walked out when Charles was a few days old and was ever seen again. Ethel died in 2011 and would never talk about him. We know they got divorced at some point but not exactly when. It's unfortunately one of those family situations that wasn't allowed to be discussed. I think it's very likely his full name was Dennis Charles Frederick Simms. Although the name Frederick is not on copy of marriage certificate I have.


jax Report 21 Jan 2013 14:17


K Report 21 Jan 2013 14:01

You refer to Dennis Charles' marriage to Eva being short lived. There is are two later marriages of a Dennis FC Simms in 1955 in Sussex and in 1980 in Croyden that could possibly be him if the middle intials were reversed.

I can't see a birth for a Dennis FC Simms. However there is marriage of a Dennis C Simms in Norwich in 1887 which matches better with his first marriage in Norfolk


Choccy Report 21 Jan 2013 13:46

address on Army papers -


National Archive Reference: RG14PN3341 RG78PN126 RD39 SD3 ED19 SN100
Reg. District: Croydon
Sub District: West Croydon
Parish: Croydon
Enum. District: 19
Address: 253 Whitehorse Road Croydon Surrey
County: Surrey

SIMMS, George Head Married M 47 1864 Gineral Labourer Surrey Couldon
SIMMS, Annie Wife Married
17 years F 43 1868 Yorkshire Leeds
>>>>>SIMMS, Frederick Son Single M 13 1898 School Surrey Croydon


Choccy Report 21 Jan 2013 13:42

British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920

Name: Frederick Charles William Simms
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896
Age at enlistment: 19
Birth Parish: Sydenham
Birth County: Surrey
Document Year: 1915
Regimental Number: ??6928
Regiment Name: Royal Regiment of Artillery RH & RFA
Number of images: 43


K Report 21 Jan 2013 13:41

Possible Frederick Charles

Name: Frederick C W Simms
Birth Date: abt 1897
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1951
Age at Death: 54
Registration district: Surrey South Eastern
Inferred County: Surrey
Volume: 5g
Page: 745

Name: Frederick Charles W Simms
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1897
Registration district: Croydon
Inferred County: Surrey
Volume: 2a
Page: 219


K Report 21 Jan 2013 13:32

Do you have his birth and possible parents marriage certs? Found on FreeBMD - free to search

Surname First name(s) Mother District Vol Page
Births Sep 1922 (>99%)
Simms Dennis C F Jeffries Southwark 1d 194

Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page
Marriages Mar 1922 (>99%)
>>JEFFRIES Rose M Simms Southwark 1d 91
LANGLEY Lily E Vye Southwark 1d 91
>>>SIMMS Frederick C W Jeffries Southwark 1d 91
Vye Frederick T Langley Southwark 1d 91


Karen Report 21 Jan 2013 13:20

Am trying to find out about my husbands Grandfather. He was called Dennis Charles Simms. He was born in 1922 and was in the RAF when he married Ethel Eva Russell in 1943. The marriage didn't last long. His father was called Frederick Charles Simms. I believe he came from the London area.

Any help or guidance greatly appreciated.