Queensland Family Trees
1909 - 1975 (66 years)
||John Graydon Simpson |
|28 June 1943: 926079 Sergeant John Graydon Simpson promoted to probationary Pilot Officer (149147). [Supplement to the London Gazette, 31 August 1943]|
Feb 1944: Distinguished Flying Cross awarded to Flying Officer John Graydon Simpson (149147), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 467 (R.A.A.F) Squadron. [Supplement to the London Gazette, 11 February 1944]
His son records: 'He was first a navigator, then an air gunner and finally a bomb aimer and instructor. He also flew in Oxfords, Ansons, Halifaxes and Blenheims.'
A history of operations carried out by 467 and 463 Sqns is at www.467463raafsquadrons.com/L02Pgs/diary02.htm
||22 Mar 1909
||Wanstead, Essex 
||1-6 Simpson's Street, Poplar, London 
|These were some of the properties that would have been inherited by William David Simpson, but since he predeceased his father, were instead taken by another son, David Caldow Simpson (b.1860). Records show that they were sold by John Graydon Simpson in 1951. |
|Distiguished Flying Cross, awarded for 'an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy'. |
||Simpson & Elder
||30 Dec 2012 |
||David Caldow Simpson, b. Oct-Dec 1860, St George in the East , d. 3 Feb 1945, Essex South Western (Age ~ 84 years) |
||Helen Maria Kay, b. 1862 or 1863, Gumfreston, Pembrokeshire , d. poss Apr-Jun 1919, West Ham (Age 56 years) |
- [S5] Information kindly supplied by John Gerard Simpson (Reliability: 3).
From 1911 census
- [S5] Information kindly supplied by John Gerard Simpson (Reliability: 2).