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Suffolk / Re: Sims family
« on: Thursday 07 February 19 09:20 GMT (UK)  »
AMBLY in answer to your question - can anyone find Emma between 1901 & 1918 
Could this be the first use of the name Doris?   Birthplace transcribed as St Grinstead!

Her parents are a mystery - perhaps it was a family trait ;D. But thanks to all who have replied I know a lot more now than I did.


Suffolk / Re: Sims family
« on: Wednesday 06 February 19 14:26 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks - the conclusion you draw is not an impossibility and yes WSS was certainly based in Europe during the First World War. 

Local history unearths so many secrets.  Interesting that probate has Emma Guy Sims living at The Lodge, Mellis in 1969.  That was a house with a tangled history!


Suffolk / Re: Sims family
« on: Wednesday 06 February 19 11:28 GMT (UK)  »
Wow thanks AMBLY

Explains where the ‘Guy’ came from.  Yes a mysterious affair with all the name changes and how come Harold A Sims was thought to be American? 


Suffolk / Sims family
« on: Tuesday 05 February 19 19:55 GMT (UK)  »
I was initially curious about Denys as I was unable to trace his family but thanks to the help of fellow RChatters his family seem rather more interesting.

The birth registrations for both Harold & Denys were seemingly in Brighton
Birth: Jun Qtr 1919 Brighton 2b/258 Harold A SIMS.  MMN: Anderson
Birth: Mar Qtr 1921 Brighton 2b/317 Wilfrid D G SIMS.  MMN: Anderson (aka Denys Guy Sims)
There is a marriage also in Brighton Sep Qtr 1918  2b/668 Arthur SIMS Doris ANDERSON

I know that Denys was killed in 1941 when the bomber he was in crashed in Scotland.  I also know he was an ARP warden in the village.

Their mother Doris seems to have ended up as Evelyn Guy Sims, living in Oakley Suffolk with a history of out of control German Shepard dogs.  Husband Arthur later referred to in newspaper reports as "Commander George Sims" Diss Express 17 November 1944 seems to have disappeared fairly early on.

Harold Arthur Sims is referred to in newspaper articles of the time as "the first American" to be awarded the MM in WWII.  31 July 1940 Newcastle Journal. The Lancashire Evening Post goes on to refer to him as the Grandson of Admiral W Sowden Sims who commanded the US Navy in European waters during the last war BUT Admiral Sims married in 1905 one Anne Hitchcock so any offspring from that marriage were unlikely to have fathered a son in 1919. 

Can anyone help by shedding any more light on Doris (aka Evelyn) , Arthur (aka George), or indeed Harold Arthur Sims 321186 Trooper/ L Corp Innisk Drag Guards. Evelyn Guy Sims died in 1969 age 77 Hartismere RD, Suffolk. 


Suffolk / Re: Denys G Sims c1921
« on: Friday 01 February 19 18:17 GMT (UK)  »
Sounds like a distinct possibility.  It’s amazing what you uncover once you start looking ;D

Thank you so much for your help

Suffolk / Re: Denys G Sims c1921
« on: Friday 01 February 19 17:42 GMT (UK)  »
Excellent - thank you Cathy.

Suffolk / Re: Denys G Sims c1921
« on: Friday 01 February 19 17:35 GMT (UK)  »
Mmmm curious that but you certainly have the right chap. Strange that his mother was named as Doris but was seemingly know as Evelyn by 1941.  She obviously wasn’t good at dog training/control!


Suffolk / Re: Denys G Sims c1921
« on: Friday 01 February 19 17:12 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks yes I noted the change - sounds like he came from a fairly distinguished background.  Was there any mention in the funeral report of how Wilfred Denys met his death?


Suffolk / Re: Denys G Sims c1921
« on: Friday 01 February 19 16:59 GMT (UK)  »
Wonderful - so he could have been Wilfred Denys rather than just Denys.  I haven’t managed to find births registration for him, a marriage for his parents assuming she married as Evelyn or death reg for his father.
I has been suggested that he is buried in the churchyard so that fits.  Could his father have been the rector?  More research  :)

ps thanks avm228 I was wondering if she was Doris not Evelyn & George obviously not George but Arthur.

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