1919 - 1985 (66 years)
||David Caldow Simpson |
||LDS RCS |
||Mercers' School, London
|Sep 1932: Joined Form III B (Whittington House).|
July 1937: Passed the University of London's School Certificate.
Autumn 1937: Left school having gained exemption from Matriculation with seven credits.
He was a Foundation Scholar - this was a scholarship award made during the School career by the Mercers' Company on the advice of the Headmaster. He also appeared in School concerts and was a member of the School choir.
[information kindly supplied by Howard Stephens, Mercers' Archivist]
||27 Jul 1919
||11 Osborne Road, Forest Gate, London
||29 Sep 1939
||'Montrose', 69 Fencepiece Road, Chigwell, Essex, England
|Kyam Alice M, F, 13 Feb 85, W, Unpaid domestic duties|
Briand Bertram G, M, 22 Aug 92, M Clerk London Transport
Simpson David C, 27 July 19, S, Medical Student
||1939: Enrolled at the London Hospital Dental School*.|
February 1943: Qualified as a dental surgeon at The London Hospital Dental School (Licence in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons).
March - June 1943: House Surgeon at The London Hospital, thence to the RNVR until 1946.
After the war he started his own dental surgery in Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex and practiced until 1985.
[* became the Royal London Hospital in 1990] 
||July 1943 - Dec 1946
|Surgeon-Lieutenant, RNVR: |
9 Jul 1943 - Aug 1943: HMS Drake (RN Barracks, Devonport)
19 Aug 1943 - Dec 1943: HMS Bristol (training establishment, Number 4 House of Mullers Orphanage, Bristol)*
29 Dec 1943 - Oct 1944: HMS Europa (RN Patrol Service Central Depot, Lowestoft) ('The Sparrow's Nest')
14 Nov 1944 - Apr 1945: HMS Dragonfly (Combined Operations base, South Hayling Island) (for Naval Party 2400)**
Jul 1945 - Apr 1946: no appointment listed.
Dec 1946 - date of leaving the RNVR, given by DCS in notes to his old school.
**Naval Party 2400 became 'MOLCAB 1', a Mobile Landing Craft Advance Base, formed in February 1945 under Col. C.M. Sargeant to provide Shorebase facilities for minor landing craft flotillas and their maintenance units operating away from their parent carrier ships (LSI's).
||9 Nov 1985
||Simpson & Elder
||3 Jun 2021 |
||David Caldow Simpson, b. 31 Dec 1892, 61 Dames Road, Forest Gate , d. 2 Mar 1969, Ivy Cottage, Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex (Age 76 years) |
||Dorothy Helen Muller, b. 22 Feb 1899, West Ham, London , d. 31 Mar 1982, Ivy Cottage, Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex (Age 83 years) |
||19 Mar 1918
||Emmanuel Church, Forest Gate
- David Caldow Simpson, 24, Bachelor, 2nd Lieut. 21st K.R.R. (Kings Royal Rifles), 13 Horace Road, Father William Simpson, deceased.
Dorothy Helen Muller, 21, Spinster, 11 Osbourne Road, Father George William Muller, retired.
Witnesses: P H Arnold, E C Muller*.
(*'E C Muller' is almost certainly Evelyn Catherine Muller nee Home)
||Golden Wedding celebration of David Caldow Simpson and Dorothy (nee Muller), March 1968.|
L/R: David Caldow Simpson (b.1892), David Caldow Simpson (b.1919), Betty Minnia Simpson, Alan Ian Simpson, Dorothy Helen Simpson nee Muller.
||Marjorie Lincoln, b. 24 Jun 1921, Mitcham, Surrey , d. 31 Oct 2012 (Age 91 years) |
||2 Oct 1943
||Parish Church of Bishopston, Bristol (Horfield)
- The Parish Church of Bishopston, Bristol:
David Caldow Simpson, 24, Bachelor, Dental Surgeon RNVR, 92 Gloucester Road, Father David Caldow Simpson, Company Director
Marjorie Lincoln, 22, Spinster, 6 Chesterfield Road, Father John Lincoln, Electrical Engineer.
Witnesses: John Lincoln, T.F.J. Miles*
Officiated by Edwin Donald Gale, Chaplain RNVR, of HMS Bristol.
[*The Navy List at https://deriv.nls.uk/dcn23/9346/93466081.23.pdf has two candidates for this man. Sg/Lt/Cdr Thomas Frank Miles RN, MRCS, LRCP (p.130) is more likely to have known my father given his profession. There's also T.F.J Miles Sub-Lieutenant RNR with HMS Byrsa (a shore establishment in Algeria) (p.639).
||24 Jun 2021 |
||David Caldow Simpson|
Taken at the wedding of his sister Betty in Wanstead, London, 5 May 1945. Uniform is that of Lieutenant RNVR (two wavy rings).
||Simpsons and Mullers, c.1923|
Dorothy Simpson nee Muller I11857
Betty Minnia Simpson I11859
David Caldow Simpson I11858
John Muller I11866
(poss) Evelyn Home I11868
- [S5] Information kindly supplied by John Gerard Simpson.
- [S5] Information kindly supplied by John Gerard Simpson (Reliability: 3).