Simkin Family Tree

Genealogy: Simkin Family Tree research

I started researching family geneology in 2002, focussed on the Simkin, Marshall families primarily, largely in Australia, South Africa, England, Canada and China. My research turned into creating a family fact album, containing copies of records, photos (both people and time and place), and in some cases, extensive and interesting individual histories from:

  • Largely coming from both Birmingham & Sheffield in England, immigration records show Henry Coles Simkin my Great-Great Grandfather, was the first our our Simkin’s to leave England and sail for Australia in the late 1800’s;
  • I come from a long line of military service … my Great Grandfather Henry Walter Simkin fought at Passchendaele in WWI, his son (my Grandfather) Roy Simkin also fought in WWI, gassed by mustard gas & was shot, and his son (my Father) Brig. General Max Simkin started Army Aviation in Australia and fought in WWII, Korea, Malaya & Vietnam. His wife (my mother) Irene Marshall, a WRAF Warrant Officer served in WWII (assistant to Marshall of the RAF, the Lord Tedder at Whitehall) and in Singapore and met my father while teaching him how to parachute. Their son (my brother) Colonel Tim Simkin was the Australian Military Adviser to the UN and served in East Timor and Iraq. My sister Mandy Jeanroy managed procurement for all Australian Defense (Army, Navy, Air Force and civilian) at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC, and I too, for a brief time, was in the Australian Army Reserves;
  • Business (in the 1700/1800’s our family were largely Silvermiths in Birmingham, Roy Simkin heading Dunlop Rubber in Australia);
  • The arts (James Simkin was a artist painter in London in 1870’s, and myself, a Broadway Producer)

For Example….

Memoriam Henry Walter Simkin

Memoriam Roy Henry Simkin

Memoriam Max Simkin

Memoriam Irene Simkin

Memoriam Richard Simkin

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