I hope you can help us. We have been trying for years to make progress on the Simon line of our family and have come up with very little.
My mother's father was a Richard Marks Simon. He died in about 1945 in Singapore's Outram Road Prison during the Japanese occupation. He arrived in Singapore sometime before 1932. We are still unsure of his origin. He may have been from Ceylon or from Tamil Nadu.
We seem to think he had just the one sibling, a sister.
His father was Anthony Simon. Richard appears to have come to Singapore alone, and left his parents and sister behind.