NameHarold Arthur George FRENCH
Birth23 Apr 1900, London, England
Death19 Oct 1997
OccupationActor, Film Director
Birth1901, Brighton, Sussex, England
Death14 Oct 1940, London, Middlesex, England
MotherWilhelmina ARNOLD (~1859-1934)
Notes for Harold Arthur George FRENCH
In the April to June 1900 birth index Harold Arthur G. French, Lambeth, London, volume 1d, page 486.

In the 1911 census 18 Stanley Road, Wimbledon, Surrey
Head William French, age 56, thermometer maker, scientific instrument maker, worker, born Dublin.
Wife Gertrude French, age 48, married 29 years, 5 children born alive, 4 still living, born Surrey.
Daughter Mary French, age 16, student, born Surrey.
Son Harold French, age 10, student, born Surrey.
Visitor Maxim Lecouffe, age 20, single, student, born Chocques, France.
Visitor Andre Minart, age 20, single, student, born Lille, France

In the October 1997 death index Harold Arthur G. French, born April 23, 1900 , Fulham, London, volume 85A, district 2281, entry 144.

Notes for Phyllis Marie (Spouse 1)
an Actress

In the July to September 1901 birth index Phyllis Symondson, Steyning, Sussex, volume 2b, page 271.

In the 1911 census 1 St. Johns Hill Grove, Battersea SW, London
Sydney F. Simmonds, age 48, musician conductor, associated with a roller skating rink, employer, born Hounslow.
Wife Wilhelmina Simmonds, married 26 years, age 48, 10 children born alive all still living, born Holborn.
Daughter Constance Simmonds, single, age 22, musician roller skating rink, worker, born Hounslow. Son Robert Simmonds, single, age 17, Electrician Operator at Cinematograph Theatre, worker, born Hounslow.
Son Victor Simmonds, age 14, born Hounslow.
Son Lionel Simmonds, age 11, born Brighton, Sussex.
Daughter Phyllis Simmonds, age 9, born Brighton.
Son Ernest Simmonds, age 7, born Brighton.
The house had 7 rooms.
[Note most other family members are using the name Symondson in this census.]

Listed in the New York passenger lists, departed Southampton, arrived New York, December 14, 1925 on the Mauretania,
Phyllis Symondson, born Brighton, England, age 24, single, occupation theatrical,
mother W. Symondson 89 Vicarage Rd, Neasden London NW.
[There were numerous other passengers listed on the same page as theatrical. The contact was A. L. Erlanger Esq, Liberty Theatre, New York.]

In the January to March 1927 marriage index, Phyllis M. Symondson and Harold A. G. French, Kensington District, London.

London Electoral Registers 1930
10 Wilton Mews, Westminster
Lilly Amour [This sounds like a stage name to me!]
Harold French
Phyllis Marie French

London Electoral Registers 1936, 1937, 1938
Top Flat, 25 Gloucester Gardens, Paddington, Westminster
Harold French
Phyllis Marie French
Jean Mary Nutley [1938 only]

World War II Civilian Deaths, UK
Phyllis French, age 38; of 10 Wilton Mews, Kinightsbridge. Wife of Harold French. 14 October 1940 at 10 Wilton Mews.

wikipedia says she died in a Luftwaffe bombing raid.

In the December 1940 death index Phyllis French, age 38, Westminster, London, volume 1a, page 802

National Probate Calendar
Phyllis Marie French or Marie Arnold of 10 Wilton-mews Westminster (wife of Harold Arthur George French) died 14 October 1940 Probate Llandudno 22 April 1941 to the said Harold Arthur George French theatre and film director and Gilbert Hugh Beyfus kings council. Effects 241 pounds.
[The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Index - Harold Arthur George French (1900-1997) actor and director]
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