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Frank Simes
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Birth: 10 July 1905
Izmir, Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
Death: 18 September 2016
London, England, UK
Age: 111 years, 70 days
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Unvalidated

Frank Simes (10 July 1905 – 18 September 2016) was a Turkish-British supercentenarian who is currently unvalidated. He was the oldest living man in the UK since the death of Harold Bracher on 13 April 2016.

Biography

Frank Simes was born in Izmir, Turkey to Frank and Pauline (née Karakulaki) Simes. His cousin, Albert Alfred Simes, died aged 102 in 2011 and Frank's sister Alice died in 1995 aged 93/94. Simes married Leontina Vittoria D'Isidoro on 1 December 1932. From 1939 to 1970 he worked for the BBC World Service. In 2005, he was widowed.

Simes died on 18 September 2016 in London, England, at the age of 111 years, 70 days. After his death, the title of Britain's oldest man passed on to John Mansfield, who was born on 14 December 1907.

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United Kingdom's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

George Stanforth • John Mosley Turner • John Leng • Frederick Butterfield • James Harrow • Ernest Oxley • Harry Durrant • Arthur Emanuel • James Sellers • Walter Sandford • George Simms • Henry Norman • John Orton • Alfred Grant • John Evans • Samuel Crabbe • Joseph Randle • Jesse Yewdall • William Proctor • David Davies • Vinson Gulliver • David Henderson • Harry Halford • William Lee • Frederick Moore • Harry Laverick • Jerzy Pajaczkowski-Dydynski • Henry Allingham • Harry Patch • Stanley Lucas • Edward Anderson • Reg Dean • Ralph Tarrant • Harold Bracher • Frank Simes • John Mansfield • Alf Smith and Bob Weighton