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Old 25th January 2019, 12:38
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Sqn/Ldr. Peter Henry Anker Simmons, DFC & Bar.

Seeking deatials of death and burial place of Sqn/Ldr. Peter Henry Anker SIMMONS DFC &Bar.
Killed along with Mr. F. Clifford in a Mosquito FB.VI serial number NS829, ( ex 487 Sqn a/c ) crash on the 13th May, 1947.

I have Final Landings but it does not give burial details of these two men.

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Old 25th January 2019, 20:12
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Re: Sqn/Ldr. Peter Henry Anker Simmons, DFC & Bar.

Alex,


A newspaper article here, with hometowns, which may indicate burial place.


See http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspap...19470515-1.2.6


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Old 27th January 2019, 01:02
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Re: Sqn/Ldr. Peter Henry Anker Simmons, DFC & Bar.

A bit more background from another newspaper clipping:
CRASHED PILOT Pilot of Mosquito which blew up over Cheshire was Peter Anker Simmons, husband of late Sir Abe Bailey's youngest daughter.
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Old 28th January 2019, 00:58
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Thank you both for the info, it is most welcome.
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Old 29th January 2019, 01:38
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Re: Sqn/Ldr. Peter Henry Anker Simmons, DFC & Bar.

Sir Abe Bailey and his children are worth a little more interest.
Sir Abraham Bailey, 1st Baronet, KCMG (6 November 1864, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa – 10 August 1940, Muizenberg, South Africa), known as Abe Bailey, was a South African diamond tycoon, politician, financier and cricketer.
Amongst them some of his children were
First wife/children by first marriage
Sir John Milner Bailey, 2nd Bt. (15 June 1900 East Grinstead – 13 February 1946 Cape Town, South Africa); married, firstly, Diana Churchill (1909–1963) (eldest daughter of Sir Winston Churchill and Clementine Ogilvy Hozier) on 12 December 1932 (divorced in 1935); married, secondly, Muriel Mullins on 18 October 1939 (divorced in 1945); married, lastly, Stella Mary Chiappini on 4 May 1945.
Second wife/children by second marriage
Hon. Mary Westenra (1 December 1890 – 29 July 1960), daughter of Derrick Warner William Westenra, 5th Lord Rossmore, of Rossmore Castle, County Monaghan. Mary Westenra Bailey was the greatest British female aviator of her time, who "personally guided a plane from England to the nether tip of South Africa and back" (Time, 28 January 1930). In January 1930 she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) and was styled as Dame Mary Bailey.

Noreen Helen Rosemary Bailey (b. 27 July 1921); married, firstly, W/Cmdr. Peter Anker Simmons on 27 January 1941; married, secondly, Count Peter Christian Raben-Levetzau, son of Count Siegfried Raben-Levetzau on 8 August 1947 (divorced in 1951). (Personal comment - rather soon after her husband's death? just a remark)

A family with connections in high places...
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