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FLAMER-CALDERA - Family #1244

1  Edward Flamer-Caldera + Julia Mary Anne Poulier, daughter of Charles William Poulier and Susanna Pricilla Eliza Visser (MRIN:2904), married on 6 Jul 1864 in Dutch Reformed Church, Wolvendaal, Colombo Ceylon. Julia was born 18 Oct 1845. (MRIN:2902) 

    2  Dr. Justin Beuclere Flamer-Caldera (Dada) aka "No charge doctor" on account of his generosity towards poor patients + Emily Harriet Lena Barber, daughter of Coenraad Frederick Barber and Agnes Zilva (MRIN:2040). Emily was born 7 Nov 1884 in Kandy. She died 18 Aug 1955. (aka Mama), lived at Barnes Avenue (1130)

        3  Justin Conrad Flamer-Caldera, b:30 Oct 1913, d:18 Jan 1949., SL Police, Swimmer, Arrived Fremantle on: 10 January 1948, Aboard: Radnik, First settled in: Midland Junction, WA, Original occupation: SL Police, Occupation in Australia: Midland Railway + (MRIN:2903) Norma Faye Andree , daughter of Richard Benjamin Andree  and Ivy Madeline Wittensleger (MRIN:2905), on 11 Jun 1938 in All Saint's Church, Galle. Ceylon. Norma was born 7 Dec 1916 in Colombo Ceylon. She died 14 Jan 2001.( Fay is the sister of Ivan Andree, dance & band leader Sydney, Australia). N Faye Flamer-Caldera nee Andree, Arrived Fremantle on: 1 September 1948 Aboard: Esperance Bay, First settled in: Midland Junction, WA, Original occupation: Teacher, Occupation in Australia: Home Duties. Accompanied by: Helen Diane Flamer-Caldera DOB 2/10/1939, Christopher Jeremy Flamer-Caldera DOB 21/5/1941, Joan Gabrielle Flamer-Caldera DOB 22/4/1943. All settled in Perth, although some children in London, Amsterdam and Melbourne.

            4  Helen Diane Flamer-Caldera was born 2 Oct 1939

            4  Christopher Jeremy Flamer-Caldera was born 21 Jun 1941

            4  Joan Gabrielle Flamer-Caldera was born 22 Apr 1943

 

        3  Leonard Shelton Flamer-Caldera was born 28 Jan 1915

 

        3  Allan Herbert Flamer-Caldera was born 12 Apr 1916 and died 22 Oct 1998 in Sydney, Australia, SL Police, Athlete + Christine Drieberg (MRIN:2909), b:1925, daughter of James Christopher Drieberg and Nobel Tressie La Brooy (MRIN:2149)

            4  Maximillian Flamer-Caldera, was born 24 Sep 1943, a successful businessman in Sydney. Attended STC, + Theonie Ratnayake who attended CMS Ladies College in Colombo. They divorced after they emigrated to Australia.

                5  Andre Flamer-Caldera, MIS Manager, Sportsknit. Australia

                5  Mark Flamer-Caldera

 

            4  Jilska Flamer-Caldera, was born 4 Feb 1944, a famous hurdler, in Sydney. Attended Girls High School, Mount Lavinia; was champion hurdler in Public Schools Meets + [MRIN 9214] Antony Vander Wall, a Royalist; emigrated to Australia.

                5  Lara Flamer-Caldera

                5  Christopher Flamer-Caldera

 

            4  Nicola Flamer-Caldera, was born 25 May 1951, a model, in Sydney, BBC Comedy Series performer

            4  Kurt Flamer-Caldera, was born 24 Sep 1959, well established in New York + MRIN:8215) Lorna Christine Elizabeth Lois Anderson

                5  Kitt Flamer-Caldera

 

        3  Dr. Douglas Beauclerc Flamer-Caldera was born 26 Oct 1917 and died 18 Oct 1998, Gynaecologist, Swimmer, Cricketer STC (opened bowling) + (MRIN:8208) Mystica Reinara Van Cuylenburg who was born 22 Jun 1928. Mystica's sister is Moira Muttu Krishna, formerly married to Dinkar Muttu Krishna of The Polytechnic, founder of Salon Moira - SL's first society beauty parlour. After her divorce she emigrated to Australia. Mystica's step-sister is Yvonne, married to Reggie Poulier, son of the late R.S.V. Poulier & Amy de Vos of Galle.  

            4  Tamara Flamer-Caldera was born 17 Feb 1951

            4  Dirk Bryant Flamer-Caldera was born 9 May 1952(1-MRIN:8219) Patricia Ann Marmelka

                 5  Anjuii Flamer-Caldera

                 5  Adam Flamer-Caldera

            4  2nd spouse of Dirk Bryant Flamer-Caldera was born 9 May 1952, a successful businessman + to former model (2-MRIN:8220) Amithra Peiris, daughter of P.I. Peiris (former STC cricket captain, of the founding family of the company M/s Richard Peiris). Amithra's mother is German.

                5  Armand Douglas Flamer-Caldera

 

            4  Rosanne Flamer-Caldera was born 16 Mar 1956, affectionately known as Rosa, Secretary IGLA, Campaigner against HIV AIDS

 

        3  Denis Lister Flamer-Caldera was born 13 Oct 1921 and died 4 Jan 2003, RCy Navy, closely associated with swimming and lifesaving + (MRIN:2906) Therese Mignone Kelaart, daughter of George Tyrrell Kelaart and Lena Geraldene Willig (MRIN:3551), on 8 Jul 1948 in St Paul's, Milagiriya. Colombo Ceylon. Therese was born 13 Mar 1929. Therese was a star concert singer and performed with her sister Mary Decima Geraldine Kelaart, also a concert singer who used to perform together singing duets over "RADIO SEAC" during World War II. She also sang harmony for Ceylon's premier entrepreneur Donovan Andrée in the shows he put on for the forces.

            4  Wendell Flamer Caldera + MRIN:3552) Therese De Kauwe

                5  Selina Flamer-Caldera

                5  Emma Flamer-Caldera

            4  Learie Flamer Caldera

 

        3  Mark Sextus Flamer-Caldera was born 1 May 1923 aka Markie. A lieutenant in the Fleet Air Arm, he was Head of the Tea Dept in Shaw Wallace & Hedges, + (MRIN:2908) Barbara Evangeline Meier, daughter of Aelian Clinton Meier and Evangeline May Thomasz (MRIN:7283). (Melbourne, Australia). she was a famous swimming teacher. They divorced after about 25 years - long after they emigrated to Australia.

             4  Suzy Flamer-Caldera + (MRIN:8216) Churchill Van Cuylenburg

                5  Nigel Van Cuylenburg

                5  Natalie Van Cuylenburg

                5  Jason Van Cuylenburg

             4  Michele Flamer-Caldera + Paul Dharmaratnam

                5  Rebecca Dharmaratnam

                5  Melissa Dharmaratnam

                5  Damien Dharmaratnam

 

             4  Janice Flamer-Caldera + (MRIN:8218) Vanya Kolejera

                5  Sacha Kolejera

                5  Natasha Kolejera

             4  Stuart Flamer-Caldera

 

        3  Lorna Pearl Flamer-Caldera was born 16 Apr 1928 and died 21 Feb 1997 in Melbourne, Australia. + MRIN:2907) Major Basil Henricus. RCy Navy. Basil died 2002 in Melbourne, Australia. Rugby Football, Boxing and Athletics star

obit:

HENRICUS - Major Basil, husband of late Pearl (nee Flamer Caldera), father of Diedre and Cholmondely, father-in-law of Nihal and Thelani, brother of Barney (USA), late Audrey, George, Derrick, Alan and Christine (Aust), in Melbourne. (Sunday Observer 4.8.2002)

 

            4  Chalmondeley Henricus + Thelani

            4  Arlene Deidre Henricus was born 27 Dec 1945 + (MRIN:800) Nihal Malcolm Dudley De Run, son of Malcolm Harold De Run and Dora Talayaratne (MRIN:440, on 22 Dec 1967 in Methodist Church, Colombo Ceylon. Nihal was born 9 Sep 1945 in Colombo Ceylon.

                5  Jaqueline Natashya De Run was born 26 Jan 1971 in Sydney. NSW Aust..

                5  Shmana Nadine De Run was born 18 Jan 1973 in Melbourne, Australia.

                5  Hamish Nihal Malcolm De Run was born 18 Nov 1977 in Melbourne, Australia.

 

    2  Theodore Nathaniel Flamer-Caldera + (MRIN:8201) Clara Angeline Martensz, daughter of Alexander Godlieb Maartensz and Johanna Henrietta Wendt (MRIN:324), on 13 Oct 1890. Clara was born 8 Jun 1873.

        3  Noel Theodore Flamer-Caldera + (MRIN:8202) Claribel Caroline Van Langenberg, daughter of James Charles Van Langenberg and Nuwara Eliya Eleanor Elders (MRIN:3390). Claribel was born 8 Oct 1902.

             4  Christopher Malcolm Flamer-Caldera + (MRIN:8203) Jeanette Barbara Pereira.

                5  Renford Flamer-Caldera

                5  Jeremy Michael Flamer-Caldera + (MRIN:8211) Yvonne Beekmeyer

                    6  Jefton Flamer-Caldera

                    6  Alan Flamer-Caldera

                5  Tyrone Mario Flamer-Caldera + (MRIN:8212) Patrica Armstrong

                    6  Dennis Flamer-Caldera

                    6  Krystina Flamer-Caldera

 

             4  Ruth Flamer-Caldera + (MRIN:8209) John Henry

                5  Orema Henry

                5  Rachel Henry

             4  Noel Flamer-Caldera + (MRIN:8210) Elsie De Zilva

                5  Jennifer Flamer-Caldera

 

        3  Louise Flamer-Caldera + (MRIN:7263) Hugh Tissera

            4  Michael Hugh Tissera, STC Cricketer, former Tea Director of Brooke Bond + (MRIN:7260) Marguerite Amelia Kelaart, daughter of Thomas Hubert Kelaart and Amelia Alice De Saram (MRIN:6111), on 11 Jul 1962 in St Mary's Church, Bambalapitiya. Marguerite was born 3 Feb 1943 in Colombo Ceylon. After he divorced Marguerite he married Junette Krasse and she (Marguerite) subsequently married Nigel Billimoria. (3126)

                5  Tania Michelle Tissera was born 1964 in Colombo Ceylon

                5  Michael Graeme Tissera was born 1965 in Colombo Ceylon

            4  2nd spouse of Michael Hugh Tissera + Junette Krasse

            4  Vernon Tissera

            4  Ralyston Tissera

            4  Gwen Tissera + MRIN:8204) Shanthi Phillips

                5  Nazreen Phillips + (1-MRIN:8205) Mr Thomson

                    6  Ashira Thomson

                    6  Natasha Thomson

                    6  Isabel Thomson

                    6  Sophie Thomson

                    6  Thomson

                5  2nd spouse of Nazreen Phillips + (2-MRIN:8206) Dominic Reginald Claude Sansoni, son of Hildon Claude Sansoni and Barbara Carolyn Daniel  (MRIN:3005). Dominic was born 24 Jul 1956

                    6  Sabastian Sansoni

 

    2  Charlie Flamer-Caldera

 

    2  Maude Venetia Flamer-Caldera + (MRIN:7659) Bertram Oliver Dias, son of Benedict Oliver Dias and Anna Cornelia Wright (MRIN:7359). Bertram was born 17 Sep 1875 in Ceylon

        3  Trevor Oliver Dias

        3  Ruth Dias

 

    2  Bennet Morgan Flamer-Caldera + (MRIN:7661) Clementine Amelia Dias, daughter of Benedict Oliver Dias and Anna Cornelia Wright (MRIN:7359), on 27 Jul 1898 in St Philip's Neri's Church, Pettah. Clementine was born 25 Apr 1882 in Ceylon

 

    2  Adeline Mabel Flamer-Caldera

 

    2  Roland Leopold Flamer-Caldera


Modified Register for Edward Flamer-Caldera

First Generation

1  Edward Flamer-Caldera

Edward married (MRIN:2902) Julia Mary Anne Poulier, daughter of Charles William Poulier and Susanna Pricilla Eliza Visser (MRIN:2904), on 6 Jul 1864 in Dutch Reformed Church, Wolvendaal, Colombo Ceylon. Julia was born 18 Oct 1845.

Sources: POULIER GENEALOGY

 

They had the following children:

+              2    M         i.    Dr. Justin Beuclere Flamer-Caldera

+              3    M        ii.    Theodore Nathaniel Flamer-Caldera

                4    M       iii.    Charlie Flamer-Caldera

+              5    F         iv.   Maude Venetia Flamer-Caldera

+              6    M        v.    Bennet Morgan Flamer-Caldera

                7    F         vi.   Adeline Mabel Flamer-Caldera

                8    M      vii.    Roland Leopold Flamer-Caldera

 

Second Generation

 

2.  Dr. Justin Beuclere Flamer-Caldera (Edward).

sources: D.B.U Journal  ANDREE

 

Justin married (MRIN:2656) Emily Harriet Lena Barber, daughter of Coenraad Frederick Barber and Agnes Zilva (MRIN:2040). Emily was born 7 Nov 1884 in Kandy. She died 18 Aug 1955.

 

They had the following children:

+              9    M         i.    Justin Conrad Flamer-Caldera was born 30 Oct 1913

              10    M        ii.    Leonard Shelton Flamer-Caldera was born 28 Jan 1915

+            11    M       iii.    Allan Herbert Flamer-Caldera was born 12 Apr 1916 and died 22 Oct 1998

+            12    M       iv.    Douglas Beauclerc Flamer-Caldera was born 26 Oct 1917 and died 18 Oct 1998

+            13    M        v.    Denis Lister Flamer-Caldera was born 13 Oct 1921 and died 4 Jan 2003

+            14    M       vi.    Mark Sextus Flamer-Caldera was born 1 May 1923

+            15    F        vii.   Lorna Pearl Flamer-Caldera was born 16 Apr 1928 and died 21 Feb 1997

 

3.  Theodore Nathaniel Flamer-Caldera (Edward)

Theodore married (MRIN:8201) Clara Angeline Martensz, daughter of Alexander Godlieb Maartensz and Johanna Henrietta Wendt (MRIN:324), on 13 Oct 1890. Clara was born 8 Jun 1873.

 

They had the following children:

+            16    M         i.    Noel Theodore Flamer-Caldera

+            17    F          ii.    Louise Flamer-Caldera

 

5.     Maude Venetia Flamer-Caldera (Edward).

Maude married (MRIN:7659) Bertram Oliver Dias, son of Benedict Oliver Dias and Anna Cornelia Wright (MRIN:7359). Bertram was born 17 Sep 1875 in Ceylon..

They had the following children:

              18    M         i.    Trevor Oliver Dias.

              19    F          ii.    Ruth Dias.

 

6.  Bennet Morgan Flamer-Caldera (Edward).

Bennet married (MRIN:7661) Clementine Amelia Dias, daughter of Benedict Oliver Dias and Anna Cornelia Wright (MRIN:7359), on 27 Jul 1898 in St Philip's Neri's Church, Pettah. Clementine was born 25 Apr 1882 in Ceylon..

 

They had the following children:

              20    M         i.    Cecil Flamer-Caldera

              21    M        ii.    Hugh Flamer-Caldera

              22    F         iii.    Doreen Flamer-Caldera

              23    F         iv.    Eva Flamer-Caldera

              24    F          v.    Agnes Flamer-Caldera

              25    M       vi.    Terrence Flamer-Caldera

 

Third Generation

 

9.  Justin Conrad Flamer-Caldera (Justin Beuclere, Edward) was born 30 Oct 1913.

Justin married (MRIN:2903) Norma Faye Andree , daughter of Richard Benjamin Andree  and Ivy Madeline Wittensleger (MRIN:2905), on 11 Jun 1938 in All Saint's Church, Galle. Ceylon. Norma was born 7 Dec 1916 in Colombo Ceylon. She died 14 Jan 2001.

sources: D.B.U Journal  ANDREE

 

They had the following children:

              26    F           i.    Helen Diane Flamer-Caldera was born 2 Oct 1939.

              27    M        ii.    Christopher Jeremy Flamer-Caldera was born 21 Jun 1941.

              28    F         iii.    Joan Gabrielle Flamer-Caldera was born 22 Apr 1943.

 

11.  Allan Herbert Flamer-Caldera (Justin Beuclere, Edward) was born 12 Apr 1916 in Ceylon.. He died 22 Oct 1998 in Sydney Australia.

Occupation: Officer in the Police Force

 

Allan married (MRIN:2909) Christine Drieberg, daughter of James Christopher Drieberg and Nobel Tressie La Brooy (MRIN:2149). Christine was born 6 Dec 1922 in Ceylon.

 

They had the following children:

+            29    M         i.    Maximillan Flamer-Caldera was born 24 Sep 1943.

+            30    M        ii.    Jilska Flamer-Caldera was born 4 Feb 1944.

              31    F         iii.    Nicola Flamer-Caldera was born 25 May 1951.

+            32    M       iv.    Kurt Flamer-Caldera was born 24 Sep 1959.

 

12.   Douglas Beauclerc Flamer-Caldera (Justin Beuclere, Edward) was born 26 Oct 1917. He died 18 Oct 1998.

Douglas married (MRIN:8208) Mystica Reinara Van Cuylenburg. Mystica was born 22 Jun 1928.

They had the following children:

              33    F           i.    Tamara Flamer-Caldera was born 17 Feb 1951.

+            34    M        ii.    Dirk Bryant Flamer-Caldera was born 9 May 1952.

              35    F         iii.    Rosanne Flamer-Caldera was born 16 Mar 1956.

 

13.   Denis Lister Flamer-Caldera (Justin Beuclere, Edward) was born 13 Oct 1921. He died 4 Jan 2003.

Denis married (MRIN:2906) Therese Mignone Kelaart, daughter of George Tyrrell Kelaart and Lena Geraldene Willig (MRIN:3551), on 8 Jul 1948 in St Paul's, Milagiriya. Colombo Ceylon. Therese was born 13 Mar 1929.

 

Talented singer who sang duets with her sister Mary Decima Geraldine Kelaart over "RADIO SEAC" during World War II. She also sang harmony for Ceylon's premier entrepreneur Donovan Andrée in the shows he put on for the forces.

 

They had the following children:

+            36    M         i.    Wendel Flamer-Caldera

              37    M        ii.    Leary Flamer-Caldera

 

14.   Mark Sextus Flamer-Caldera (Justin Beuclere, Edward) was born 1 May 1923.

Mark married (MRIN:2908) Barbara Evangeline Meier, daughter of Aelian Clinton Meier and Evangeline May Thomasz (MRIN:7283).

 

They had the following children:

+            38    F           i.    Suzy Flamer-Caldera

+            39    F          ii.    Michele Flamer-Caldera

+            40    F         iii.    Janice Flamer-Caldera

              41    M       iv.    Stuart Flamer-Caldera

 

15.   Lorna Pearl Flamer-Caldera (Justin Beuclere, Edward) was born 16 Apr 1928 in Ceylon.. She died 21 Feb 1997 in Melbourne, Australia.

Lorna married (MRIN:2907) Major Basil Henricus. Basil died 2002 in Melbourne, Australia.

HENRICUS - Major Basil, husband of late Pearl (nee Flamer Caldera), father of Diedre and Cholmondely, father-in-law of Nihal and Thelani, brother of Barney (USA), late Audrey, George, Derrick, Alan and Christine (Aust), in Melbourne. (Sunday Observer 4.8.2002)

 

They had the following children:

              42    F           i.    Chalmondeley Henricus.

+            43    F          ii.    Arlene Deidre Henricus was born 27 Dec 1945.

 

16.   Noel Theodore Flamer-Caldera (Theodore Nathaniel, Edward).

Noel married (MRIN:8202) Claribel Caroline Van Langenberg, daughter of James Charles Van Langenberg and Nuwara Eliya Eleanor Elders (MRIN:3390). Claribel was born 8 Oct 1902.

 

They had the following children:

+            44    M         i.    Christopher Malcolm Flamer-Caldera

+            45    F          ii.    Ruth Flamer-Caldera

+            46    M       iii.    Noel Flamer-Caldera

 

17.   Louise Flamer-Caldera (Theodore Nathaniel, Edward) Louise married (MRIN:7263) Hugh Tissera

 

They had the following children:

+            47    M         i.    Michael Hugh Tissera

              48    M        ii.    Vernon Tissera

              49    M       iii.    Ralyston Tissera

+            50    F         iv.    Gwen Tissera

 

Fourth Generation

 

29.   Maximillan Flamer-Caldera (Allan Herbert, Justin Beuclere, Edward) was born 24 Sep 1943 in Ceylon.

Maximillan married (MRIN:8213) Theonie.

They had the following children:

              51    M         i.    Andre Flamer-Caldera

              52    M        ii.    Mark Flamer-Caldera

 

30.   Jilska Flamer-Caldera (Allan Herbert, Justin Beuclere, Edward) was born 4 Feb 1944.

Jilska married (MRIN:8214) Anthony Der Wall

They had the following children:

              53    F           i.    Lara Flamer-Caldera

              54    M        ii.    Christopher Flamer-Caldera

 

32.   Kurt Flamer-Caldera (Allan Herbert, Justin Beuclere, Edward) was born 24 Sep 1959.

Kurt married (MRIN:8215) Lorna Christine Elizabeth Lois Anderson.

They had the following children:

              55    F           i.    Kitt Flamer-Caldera

 

34.   Dirk Bryant Flamer-Caldera (Douglas Beauclerc, Justin Beuclere, Edward) was born 9 May 1952.

Dirk married (1-MRIN:8219) Patricia Ann Marmelka.

They had the following children:

              56    F           i.    Anjuii Flamer-Caldera

              57    M        ii.    Adam Flamer-Caldera

 

Dirk also married (2-MRIN:8220) Anitra Pieris

 

They had the following children:

              58    M       iii.    Armand Douglas Flamer-Caldera

 

36.   Wendel Flamer-Caldera (Denis Lister, Justin Beuclere, Edward).

Wendel married (MRIN:3552) Therese De Kauwe.

 

They had the following children:

              59    F           i.    Selina Flamer-Caldera

              60    F          ii.    Emma Flamer-Caldera

 

38.   Suzy Flamer-Caldera (Mark Sextus, Justin Beuclere, Edward).

Suzy married (MRIN:8216) Churchill Van Cuylenburg.

 

They had the following children:

              61    M         i.    Nigel Van Cuylenburg.

              62    F          ii.    Natalie Van Cuylenburg.

              63    M       iii.    Jason Van Cuylenburg.

 

39.   Michele Flamer-Caldera (Mark Sextus, Justin Beuclere, Edward).

Michele married (MRIN:8217) Paul Dharmaratnam.

 

They had the following children:

              64    F           i.    Rebecca Dharmaratnam.

              65    F          ii.    Melissa Dharmaratnam.

              66    M       iii.    Damien Dharmaratnam.

 

40.   Janice Flamer-Caldera (Mark Sextus, Justin Beuclere, Edward).

Janice married (MRIN:8218) Vanya Kolejera.

 

They had the following children:

              67    F           i.    Sacha Kolejera.

              68    F          ii.    Natasha Kolejera.

 

43.   Arlene Deidre Henricus (Lorna Pearl Flamer-Caldera, Justin Beuclere, Edward) was born 27 Dec 1945 in Colombo Ceylon.

Arlene married (MRIN:800) Nihal Malcolm Dudley De Run, son of Malcolm Harold De Run and Dora Talayaratne (MRIN:440), on 22 Dec 1967 in Methodist Church, Colombo Ceylon. Nihal was born 9 Sep 1945 in Colombo Ceylon.

sources: desendants of Par Jonsson Foenander

 

They had the following children:

              69    F           i.    Jaqueline Natashya De Run was born 26 Jan 1971 in Sydney. NSW Aust..

              70    F          ii.    Shmana Nadine De Run was born 18 Jan 1973 in Melbourne, Australia.

              71    M       iii.    Hamish Nihal Malcolm De Run was born 18 Nov 1977 in Melbourne, Australia.

 

44.   Christopher Malcolm Flamer-Caldera (Noel Theodore, Theodore Nathaniel, Edward).

Christopher married (MRIN:8203) Jeanette Barbara Pereira.

They had the following children:

              72    M         i.    Renford Flamer-Caldera

+            73    M        ii.    Jeremy Michael Flamer-Caldera

+            74    M       iii.    Tyrone Mario Flamer-Caldera

 

45.   Ruth Flamer-Caldera (Noel Theodore, Theodore Nathaniel, Edward).

Ruth married (MRIN:8209) John Henry.

They had the following children:

              75    F           i.    Orema Henry.

              76    F          ii.    Rachel Henry.

 

46.   Noel Flamer-Caldera (Noel Theodore, Theodore Nathaniel, Edward).

Noel married (MRIN:8210) Elsie De Zilva.

They had the following children:

              77    F           i.    Jennifer Flamer-Caldera

 

47.   Michael Hugh Tissera (Louise Flamer-Caldera, Theodore Nathaniel, Edward) was born in Ceylon..

Michael married (MRIN:7260) Marguerite Amelia Kelaart, daughter of Thomas Hubert Kelaart and Amelia Alice De Saram (MRIN:6111), on 11 Jul 1962 in St Mary's Church, Bambalapitiya. Marguerite was born 3 Feb 1943 in Colombo Ceylon.

 

They had the following children:

              78    F           i.    Tania Michelle Tissera was born 1964 in Colombo Ceylon.

              79    M        ii.    Michael Graeme Tissera was born 1965 in Colombo Ceylon.

 

50.   Gwen Tissera (Louise Flamer-Caldera, Theodore Nathaniel, Edward). Gwen married (MRIN:8204) Shanthi Phillips.

 

They had the following children:

+            80    F           i.    Nazreen Phillips.

 

Fifth Generation

 

73.   Jeremy Michael Flamer-Caldera (Christopher Malcolm, Noel Theodore, Theodore Nathaniel, Edward).

Jeremy married (MRIN:8211) Yvonne Beekmeyer.

 

They had the following children:

              81    M         i.    Jefton Flamer-Caldera

              82    M        ii.    Alan Flamer-Caldera

 

74.   Tyrone Mario Flamer-Caldera (Christopher Malcolm, Noel Theodore, Theodore Nathaniel, Edward).

Tyrone married (MRIN:8212) Patrica Armstrong.

They had the following children:

              83    M         i.    Dennis Flamer-Caldera

              84    F          ii.    Krystina Flamer-Caldera

 

80.   Nazreen Phillips (Gwen Tissera, Louise Flamer-Caldera, Theodore Nathaniel, Edward).

Nazreen married (1-MRIN:8205) Mr Thomson.

 

They had the following children:

              85    F           i.    Ashira, Natasha,Isabel, Sophie. Thomson.

 

Nazreen also married (2-MRIN:8206) Dominic Reginald Claude Sansoni, son of Hildon Claude Sansoni and Barbara Carolyn Daniel  (MRIN:3005). Dominic was born 24 Jul 1956.

They had the following children:

              86    M        ii.    Sabastian Sansoni.


 

Dr. Lorna Flamer-Caldera

Dentist, (212) 420-7680
31 Washington Sq W Ph,
New York, NY 10011+9172

The dashing Flamer Caldera’s

Sunday Times May 20 2007:

Dr. D. B. Flamer-Caldera, affectionately known as “Dadda” to everybody was a legend. He lived in Barnes Avenue with his wife “Mama” and his family of six boys and one girl. “Dadda” had a massive practice and most of his patients belonging to the less privileged class, received his expert medical attention gratis. He was also known as “No Charge Doctor”.

The Flamer-Caldera brothers were individually and collectively fun-loving and happy-go-lucky. All staunch products of “Esto Perpetua”, they were excellent swimmers. I knew all of them and spent much of my holidays at ‘Rollicker’, enjoying their fun-loving company.

Douglas and Mystica

Shelton, the eldest, was sharp, smart and unpredictable and did not surprise anybody when he decided to enlist and fight for England in World War II. I personally did not think it was his loyalty to the British that prompted the enlistment, but his adventurous spirit.

He joined the Royal Air Force as a Spitfire fighter pilot, and carried out dozens of sorties protecting the Lancaster bombers over Germany, and eventually came good in the Battle of Britain to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He returned to Sri Lanka after the war and was stationed in Sigiriya with a Spitfire squadron. He came to Colombo regularly and we used to meet at The Pagoda over rice and curry in the company of Lucian de Zoysa, Douglas Munasinghe, George Ponniah, Brookie and Anno D’Silva, Neville Jansz and a few others. Soon afterwards tragedy struck when Shelton was practising aerobatics in preparation for an R.A.F. display in aid of charity. He was practising a spin, roll and loop when he failed to get out of one and crashed into the sticks of Sigiriya. A sad end to a delightful man.

Conrad was tall and good looking- an excellent Police Officer, good swimmer and accomplished tennis player. He married Fay Andree, the sister of Ivan Andree, the famous dance band leader. They have three children – Dianne, Jeremy and Gabriel- all quite successful in Sydney. Australia.

Allan came next. A high ranking Police officer, he was an all-round athlete of distinction. He captured an outstanding beauty Christine Drieberg. They had four children – Maxim, a successful businessman, Jilska, a famous hurdler, Nicola, a model and Kurt, well established in New York. Maxim and the two sisters are in Sydney. Christine at 82, is still stunning.

Allan with his wife Christine

Then comes the ‘Doctor in the House’, Douglas Flamer-Caldera A great swimmer and flashy cricketer during his college days, Douglas was a dangerous pacey who opened for S. Thomas’ enjoying extremely successful seasons in inter-collegiate matches. He sparkled at Medical College ending up as a highly qualified gynaecologist.

He married pretty Mystica Vancuylenberg and they have three children, Tammy, Dirk, a successful businessman married to former model Anithra Peiris, and Rosanna, affectionately known as Rosa.

Dennis, the Navy man came later. He was closely associated with swimming and lifesaving. He married Mignonne Kelaart - a star concert singer with her sister Decima. They have two boys, Wendell and Learie.

Finally, came the last boy, Markie. A lieutenant in the Fleet Air Arm, he married Barbara.
Bringing up the rear was Pearl who married Captain Basil Henricus, rugby, boxing and athletics star. They had two children Diedre and Cholmondley.

Although the Flamer-Calderas have moved away through the Pearly Gates, this tremendous family of delightful people will long be remembered.

I knew them all individually and relished their company particularly through the early years at ‘Rollicker’, and later on at the Otters and Royal Colombo Golf Club. Their wives though are still with us: Fay Andree and Christine Drieberg in New South Wales ; Mystica Vancuylenberg in Colombo, Mignonne Kelaart in New South Wales and Barbara Meier in Melbourne.

By Tita Nathanielsz


All about the Calderas: Setting straight aviation history

Sunday Times May 28 2007:

With reference to the article in 'The Sunday Times' PLUS of May 20, 2007 titled 'The dashing Flamer Caldera's' (sic) by Tita Nathanielsz, and with due respect to the author, I crave space in your columns to point out some inaccuracies with regard to the late Shelton Flamer-Caldera.

I offer these corrections in a spirit of constructive criticism and a desire for historical accuracy, drawing on information and knowledge I have painstakingly acquired over several years as a serious researcher of military and civil aviation history in Ceylon/Sri Lanka.

Shelton Flamer-Caldera did NOT fly in the Battle of Britain. And he was NOT awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). The Battle of Britain was fought - and won by the RAF - in 1940. But Shelton Flamer-Caldera and his batchmates, who constituted the first group of Ceylonese men recruited for flying service with the RAF, did not arrive in the UK for training until September 1941.

I have in my possession a Ceylon newspaper cutting reporting the untimely death of Sergeant-Pilot Shelton Flamer-Caldera, yet nowhere in that report - which includes a photo of the deceased and details of his funeral arrangements - is there any mention of his having been awarded the DFC. Surely, if he had received that honour for service in the Battle of Britain (already shown to be an erroneous claim on Mr. Nathanielsz's part) - or indeed for any other acts of merit as a RAF pilot - that obituary report would have made mention of it.

In any case, as a non-commissioned officer, he would have received the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM), not the DFC - a significant difference. But there is no record of Flamer-Caldera having received the DFM either.

As for the actual circumstances of his fatal crash - which, according to a reliable eyewitness, occurred at Minneriya, not Sigiriya, as Mr. Nathanielsz recalls - Shelton Flamer-Caldera was flying a Hawker Hurricane, not a Supermarine Spitfire, in an exercise known in the RAF as a 'tail chase'.

According to my source (one of Flamer-Caldera's original Ceylon-born RAF batchmates, now also deceased, and whose identity I cannot disclose) having only recently converted from the Spitfire to the Hurricane, Flamer-Caldera was being checked out in the latter type while being put through his paces by a Flight-Sergeant 'M' (full name withheld), of British origin, flying another Hurricane. The object of the exercise was for Flamer-Caldera to closely follow behind the more experienced Flt Sgt and copy the latter's every move.

But, according to the eyewitness who described it to me a few years ago, Flt Sgt 'M' put his Hurricane into a steep dive before pulling out and climbing away with only a few feet to spare between his Hurricane and the ground.

Unfortunately, probably because of his lack of experience on the Hurricane, Flamer-Caldera was unable to react as quickly as Flt Sgt 'M' and ploughed into the ground with fatal consequences.

I trust this sets the record straight.

By Roger Thiedeman, Melbourne, Australia