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George John (John) Scaramanga, DFC[1]

Male 1897 - Abt 1971  (74 years)


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  • Name George John (John) Scaramanga 
    Suffix DFC 
    Born 17 May 1897  Reigate, Surrey, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reghill, England, according to the Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviatorsí Certificates, 1910-1950
    Christened 3 Jul 1897  St. Johns, Redhill, Surrey, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt Sep 1971  Worthing, West Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The death of George John Scaramanga, 74, b. 17 May 1897, was registered Sep 1971, Worthing, Sussex, v. 5h, p. 2028.
    Notes 
    • Residence: 1948, River Coppice, Warning Camp, Arundel, Sussex, England
    • Occupation: Stockbroker. He joined the existing partners of Cazenove & Akroyds, Stock and Share Brokers, 10 Old Broad Street, London (London Gazette 27 Jan 1928).
    • WW II: Captain in the Royal Flying Corps, DFC. George John Scaramanga, D.F.C. granted commission, 5 July 1938 (London Gazette 23 Aug 1938); Auxiliary Air Force, General Duties Branch, No. 905 (County of Surrey) Squadron. Flying Officer George John Scaramanga, D.F.C., relinquishes his commission. 21 Mar 1939 (London Gazette 11 July 1939). G.J. Scaramanga, D.F.C. (113368), Flg. Off. to be Flt. Lt. (tempy.) 1 Jan. 1943 (London Gazette 5 Jan 1943). G.J. Scaramanga, D.F.C. (113368), Flight Lieutenant, retaining his rank (London Gazette 13 Aug 1954).
    • WW I: 2nd Lt. (on prob.) G. J. Scaramanga, N. Staff. R., Spec. Res., to be secd., 15 Nov. 1916(London Gazette 1 December 1916); G. J. Scaramanga, N. Staff. R., Spec. Res. 2nd Lt. on prob. (London Gazette 8 May 1917); G. J. Scaramanga, N. Staff. B. 1st July 1917 to remain secd (London Gazette 15 January 1918); 2nd Lt. (temp. Lt.) G.J. Scaramanga, N. Staff. R., Spec. Res., to take seniority from I7 Jan 1916, but without pay prior to 15 Nov 1916 (London Gazette 8 Feb 1918). G.J. Scaramanga, 2nd Lt. (temp. Lt.) N. Staff. R., Spec. Res., to be temp. Capt.(London Gazette 19 Mar 1918). Lieut. (T./Capt.) George John Scaramanga (N. Staffs. R.) awarded The Distinguished Flying Cross:

      During recent operations this officer has endered most brilliant service on numerous contact patrols, and the information he has brought in has materially contributed to the success of our operations. On the 23rd of August the situation in a certain area was very obscure; this officer carried out a patrol lasting two and a half hours, and, flying at a very low altitude, he drew the enemy's fire and so located their troops. Proceeding up and down the line he was enabled to render a very valuable and accurate report of the situation. His machine was badly shot about, having forty-four bullet holes. Later in the day, on another contact patrol, which lasted two hours, he saw two enemy howitzers drawn by eight horses, in retreat; diving to fifty feet he fired 200 rounds, killing six horses and sixteen men; the rear howitzer was left behind in a ditch. On another occasion when on contact patrol, lasting two and a half hours, he was attacked by three formations of four, six and seven hostile aircraft respectively at different times; all these he drove off and completed his patrol. (London Gazette 1 Nov 1918). [2]
    • The 1901 England Census reports the Scaramanga household at Tiltwood House, Crawley Down, Sussex included: Elisa Scaramanga, head, 58, widow; children Marigo, 38, both born London; Ambrose, 31, shipowner; Calliope, 29; John, 32, shipowner, his wife Louise (born Russia, British subject), 26, their sons George, 3, and James, 2, both born Sussex; 5 domestic servants.
    • George John Scaramanga [17 Cheyne Court] appears on the 1921 UK electoral register, Chelsea and Deptford parliamentary division, London county/borough; [Queen Anne's Mansions, Queen Anne's Gate SW] 1923, 1924, 1925, 1935, City of Westminster/Westminster; [2 Copthall Buildings; abode Queen Anne's Mans, St. James' Park SW] 1923 London/City of London; 1924, [10 Old Broad Street; abode Pound Hill Cottage, Bletchingley] 1928, 1929, 1931, 1934 1935, [12 Tokenhouse Yard, abode 22 Trafalgar Sq., Chelsea SW3] 1937, 1938 City of London/City of London; 1936, 1938, 1939 Chelsea/Kensington and Chelsea; [7 Palace Gate W8] 1949 Kensington/Kensington and Chelsea.
    • 1911 England census: boarders at Lexden House [later named Chalvington House School], Seaford, Sussex, included George John Scaramanga, 13; [brother] James John Scaramanga, 12, both b. Redhill, Surrey.
    Person ID I1738  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2018 

    Father John George (George) Scaramanga, JP ,   b. 21 Apr 1868, Crawley Down, Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1947, Seaford, Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth (James) Yeames,   b. 30 Mar 1875, Taganrog, Rostov Oblast, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1959, Nightingale Annexe, Beach Road, Littlehampton, Sussex UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Family ID F741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ursula Constance (Owen) Bevan,   b. 09 Feb 1900, Chislehurst, Kent, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Mar 1971, Dover, Kent , England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1918  St George, Hanover Square, Middlesex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage notice appeared in The Times (London) 25 Sep 1918, which said it would take place 'quietly, leave permitting...No invitations will be issued, but all friends will be welcome at the church.
    Divorced Bef 1947 
    • The marriage of Tadensz E Moszkowski and Ursula C Scaramanga was registered Jul-Aug-Sep 1947, Surrey, v 5g, p 1455.
    • Ursula Moszkowski, mw [married, widow], and Vicki Moszkowski, spinster, residing Wingham, Huron, Canada were on the voter lists, 1953; her second husband, Tadensz E Moszkowski (1901, [Poland] - 1967, Ontario, Canada) is buried in Canada (Find A Grave). T.E. Moszkowski is listed in the 1948-50 phone books, Red Roofs, Capel, Surrey; UK naturalization - Moczydlowski, Tadeusz ; Poland; Coal Miner; 6 Somerset Avenue, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. 25th March 1959.
    Children 
    +1. Julia Merilina (George) Scaramanga,   b. 06 Feb 1920, Horley, Surrey, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 2010, Richmond, Virginia USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +2. Anne Elizabeth Ursula (George) Scaramanga,   b. 08 Apr 1930, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents
    Scaramanga-Bevan 1918 Marriage
    Scaramanga-Bevan 1918 Marriage
    12 Sep 1918, St. George Parish, Hanover Square, London, England.
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Adrienne Joyce Salwey,   b. 09 Dec 1907, [England, UK] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1975, Worthing, West Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1948  Worthing, West Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • George J Scaramanga and Adrienne J. Salwey was registered Jul-Aug-Sep 1948, Worthing, Sussex, v 5h, p 1469.
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F1706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 May 1897 - Reigate, Surrey, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 3 Jul 1897 - St. Johns, Redhill, Surrey, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Sep 1918 - St George, Hanover Square, Middlesex, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1948 - Worthing, West Sussex, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt Sep 1971 - Worthing, West Sussex, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    George John Scaramanga
    George John Scaramanga
    Source: Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviatorsí Certificates, 1910-1950
    George John Scaramanga
    George John Scaramanga

    Documents
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for plot 39287, sq 42, no. 269 on Greek plan
    George John Scaramanga WWI British Army medal card
    George John Scaramanga WWI British Army medal card

  • Sources 
    1. [S119] 1911 England Census.

    2. [S73] UK National Archives.
      AIR 76/447; WO 339/46214; WO 372/17