Keith Edward (Caldow-) Simpson

Keith Edward (Caldow-) Simpson

Male 1902 - 1958  (55 years)

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  • Name Keith Edward (Caldow-) Simpson 
    Born 9 Jun 1902  West Ham, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Life Story Dec 30 1953  [1
    From the Sydney Morning Herald: 'A security organisation consisting of specially trained 'air detectives' has been set up to enure that the Queen's mail is handled and delivered without risk of pillage duing her present tour... Mr K Caldow-Simpson, once Chief Provost Officer for the Royal Australian Air Force in the South-West Pacific, is responsible for the area stretching from Milne Bay to Honiara and Johnson's Field, Guadalcanal.'

    The addition of 'Caldow' to the surname is unexplained but is cited in the Probate as well. 
    Military WW1 
    British Army 1918-1919, 1921-24. War Medal and Victory Medal. 
    Military WW2 
    Enlisted in RAAF 18 Oct 1941 (Service Number 263348). Squadron Leader. Assistant Provost Marshal South-West Pacific 1943-44. Discharged 5 Jul 1946. 1939-43 Star, Pacific Star. Oak Leaf denotes 'Mentioned in Dispatches'. Information kindly interpreted from photo by www.khakidevil.co.uk 
    Census 1921  York House, Giggs Hill, Thames Ditton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emma Sophia Callingham, Head, 64yrs 5mo, F, Widowed, Surrey Thames Ditton, Householder, Employer, At Home.
    Dorothy Sophy Callingham, Daughter, 29yrs 6mo, F, Single, Surrey Thames Ditton, Driver, private Hire Car. At Home.
    Gertrude Eleanor Huide, Boarder, 26yrs 1 mo, F, SIngle, London C. of London, Clerk, National Amalgamated Approved Society, Euston Square London N.W.
    Keith Edward Simpson, Guest, 19yrs -mo, M, Single, Forest Gate Essex, Clerk Wine merchants, J.R Parkington & Co. Mincing Lane, Mincing Lane London E.C.
    Ernest Frederick Simpson, Visitor, 25yrs 11mo, M, Single, Stratford London, Gentleman. 
    Emigration 1923  [2
    Emigrated to Australia 
    Died 27 Apr 1958  Rouna, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 23 Sep 1960  Port Moresby, New Guinea and London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    CALDOW-SIMPSON Keith Edward of Lae and Mount Hagen Papua and New Guinea died 27 April 1958 at Rouna Via Port Moresby Papua Administration (with Will) Port Moresby to the Public Curator of Papua and New Guinea. Effects 236 6s.6d in England. Sealed London 23 September. 
    Buried Peachester Cemetery, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (Research):youngest of six
      SIMPSON KEITH EDWARD : Service Number - 263348 : Date of birth - 09 Jun 1902 : Place of birth - Unknown : Place of enlistment - Unknown : Next of Kin - SIMPSON BRIDGET
    Person ID I8  Simpson & Elder
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 

    Father Frederick James Simpson,   b. 1854, St George In The East Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1932  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Theresa Alberta Opfermann,   b. 7 Oct 1866, Mile End, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1939, District of 'Essex South Western' Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1886  Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1911  2 Seagry Road Wanstead N E Find all individuals with events at this location 
    310 SIMPSON, Frederick James Head Married, 24 years M 56 1855 House Agent Middlesex
    310 SIMPSON, Theresa Wife Married, 24 years F 43 1868 Middlesex
    310 SIMPSON, Norah Alny Daughter Single F 22 1889 Essex
    310 SIMPSON, Herbert James Son Single M 20 1891 Estate Agent Essex
    310 SIMPSON, Elsie Caroline Daughter Single F 18 1893 Essex
    310 SIMPSON, Helen Daughter Single F 17 1894 School Essex
    310 SIMPSON, Ernest Frederick Son Single M 15 1896 School Essex
    310 SIMPSON, Keith Edward Son Single M 8 1903 Essex
    310 MATHEW, Kate Elizabeth Servant Single F 26 1885 Domestic Servant Essex
    310 MORTER, Florence Maud Servant Single F 28 1883 Domestic Servant Essex


    RG number: RG14
    Piece: 9603
    Reference: RG14PN9603 RG78PN511 RD188 SD7 ED7 SN310
    Registration District: West Ham
    Sub District: Wanstead
    Enumeration District: 7
    Parish: Wanstead
    Address: 2 Seagry Road Wanstead N E
    County: Essex
     
    Photos
    Simpson Family
    Simpson Family
    Frederick James Simpson and Theresa with their children in 1902. L-R: Ernest Frederick (7), Norah Amy (14), Keith Edward (b.9 June), Helen (8), Herbert James (12), Elsie Caroline (10).
    Wedding of Norah Simpson and William Cuthbertson, Jan-Mar 1924
    Wedding of Norah Simpson and William Cuthbertson, Jan-Mar 1924
    Taken at the rear of 2 Seagry Road, Norah's family home.

    Back row: Unknown female, Unknown male, Samuel Glanville Lane, Unknown female, Ernest Frederick Simpson, Ernest's wife Dorothy, Unknown female, Unknown male, Unknown male, David Caldow Simpson

    Middle row: Ester (housemaid), Unknown female, Unknown female, Unknown female, Frances Jane Simpson*, Herbert James Simpson, Unknown female, Unknown female, Frederick James Simpson, coachman?

    Front row: Katherine Elizabeth Simpson*, Blank female, Helen Marjorie Simpson, Helen Simpson, William Cuthbertson (groom), Norah Amy Simpson (bride), Elsie Caroline Simpson, Lela Cuthbertson, Theresa Alberta Opfermann, Elizabeth Anne Simpson*

    *One of the five 'maiden aunts'. If the other two, Emma and Eva were present, they are not identified.
    2 Seagry Road as it is today.
    2 Seagry Road as it is today.
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet

    Family Bridget (Bridie) Morrissey,   b. 11 Nov 1894, Fitzroy North, Melbourne. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1960, Melbourne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Kevin Simpson
    +2. James Barry [Barry] Simpson,   b. 29 Mar 1930, Waverley, Sydney, N S W . Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 2014  (Age 83 years)
    Photos
    Keith & Bridie Simpson and boys.
    Keith & Bridie Simpson and boys.
    Keith and Bridie Simpson
    Keith and Bridie Simpson
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2007 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Keith Edward Simpson
    Keith Edward Simpson

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Information kindly supplied by John Gerard Simpson (Reliability: 3).
      From grave plaque in Peachester Cemetery, Queensland.

    2. [S5] Information kindly supplied by John Gerard Simpson (Reliability: 2).
      From Genes Reunited


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