3 CDO BDE Simon, Percy Ralph

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Simon
  • FORENAME
Percy Ralph
  • UNIT
R.M.
  • RANK
Major
  • NUMBER
  • DATE OF DEATH
2nd February 1946
  • AGE
59
  • GRAVESITE
Mortlake Crematorium,Surrey Panel 10
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 17.09.1886
son of Dr Maximilian and Constance Simon
husband of Avis Yarborough Simon, Mortlake, Surrey
01.09.1904 2nd Lieutenant
01.07.1905 Lieutenant
01.09.1916 Captain
08.05.1945 Acting Major
award Mention in Despatches (London Gazette 08.03.1940)
 

DATE OF DEATH:

02-Feb-1946

WEB LINKS:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8114191
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Dorothy Maxwell

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My father, Percy Ralph Simon, could you enter hid DOB 17 Sep. 1886? Much older than most of his brother officers in WWII, died youngish at age 59, it was decided this was a direct result of innapropriate medical treatment when in active service in Italy towards the end of the war. During 1938/39 he had pestered the Admiralty to take him back on the active list. Eventually they agreed. But during that bitter campaign military doctors were ill equipped to deal with elderly cancer cases
Thankyou
Dorothy Maxwell (nee Simon)
 

Craig Robertson

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My father, Percy Ralph Simon, could you enter hid DOB 17 Sep. 1886? Much older than most of his brother officers in WWII, died youngish at age 59, it was decided this was a direct result of innapropriate medical treatment when in active service in Italy towards the end of the war. During 1938/39 he had pestered the Admiralty to take him back on the active list. Eventually they agreed. But during that bitter campaign military doctors were ill equipped to deal with elderly cancer cases
Thankyou
Dorothy Maxwell (nee Simon)
Many thanks Dorothy, i have ammended the above record. Hope all ok.
Best wishes, Craig
 
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