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Errol Victor  Tatham

Errol Victor Tatham

Male 1891 - 1916  (24 years)


  • Name Errol Victor Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 29 Sep 1891  Loop St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4
    • Tatham, 29 Sep 1891, at Loop Street PMBurg, the wife of FS Tatham, of a son. [Natal Witness]
    Residence Nov 1891  Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Baptism 27 Nov 1891  St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Education - 1904  Michaelhouse, Balgowan, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Education Sep 1904 - Jul 1908  Marlborough College Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 5
    • Tatham, Errol Victor, s, of F. S. Tatham, Esq., K.C., Pietermaritzburg, care of Mrs. Brown, Frampton, Station Road, Hampton, Middlesex, b. Sept. 29, 1891; l. Mids. 1908. Cotton House. Barrister. Great War, 1914-18; Sec-Lieut. S. Africa Inf. 1916. Despatches. Killed in action, July 18, 1916. [Marlborough College Register]
    Education abt 1911  Natal University College Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Occupation abt 1913  Barrister with Tatham, Wilkes & Co  [2, 3
    Military Service abt 1914 - 1915  Trooper, Natal Carabineers, SW Africa  [3
    Military Service abt 1915 - 1916  2nd Lieut, 2nd South African Infantry  [3
    Errol Victor Tatham (1891-1916)
    Errol Victor Tatham (1891-1916)
    Death 18 Jul 1916  Delville Wood, France Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Killed in action  [2, 3, 6
    Russell Pears Tatham & Errol Victor Tatham
    Russell Pears Tatham & Errol Victor Tatham
    Killed in action, 18 Jul 1916
    Burial   No known grave Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    • Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 4 C.
    Notes 
    • Errol Victor Tatham, b. 29 Sep., 1891; 2nd Lieut., 2nd S. A. Infantry. Killed in action, 18 July, 1916, after being first reported as "Wounded and Missing", in the glorious and ever-memorable Defence of the Delville Wood, France, 15-18 July, 1916, on the same day as his cousin, 2nd Lieut. Russell Pears Tatham. Educ. at Michaelhouse, Natal, at Marlborough College, England, and at Natal University, he was a Member of the Bar of Natal, where he practised as a member of the Firm of Tatham, Wilkes & Co., solicitors, Pietermaritzburg. He served as a trooper in the Natal Carabineers through the German S. W. Africa Campaign, 1914-15, and on the formation of the South African Contingent for Overseas was given a commission. In Jan., 1916, was Assistant-Adjutant at Bordon Camp, Hampshire. At the time of his death he was Acting Adjutant. His General wrote: "I am sending in his name with others for immediate reward for their conspicuously gallant conduct. ..... I hope to be able to get him the reward that his gallantry has so clearly earned." Not surviving the very severe wounds, the D.S.O., which would otherwise have been assured to him, could not be granted. He was "Mentioned in Despatches", posthumously, in the last part of the sixth and last Supplement containing Sir Douglas Haig's Despatch of Apr. 6, 1917; Supplement to the London Gazette, War Office, 1 June, 1917; Times, 2 June. [Curtis]
    Person ID I0808  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2013 

    Father Frederick Spence Tatham,   b. 15 Apr 1865, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1934, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Ada Susan Molyneux,   b. Jan 1865, Burton-on-Trent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1950, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Marriage 20 Apr 1887  St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 8
    Frederick Spence Tatham & Ada Susan Molyneux
    Frederick Spence Tatham & Ada Susan Molyneux
    Marriage register
    Family ID F0261  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 29 Sep 1891 - Loop St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Nov 1891 - Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 27 Nov 1891 - St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - - 1904 - Michaelhouse, Balgowan, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Sep 1904 - Jul 1908 - Marlborough College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1911 - Natal University College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Killed in action - 18 Jul 1916 - Delville Wood, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, 27 Nov 1891.
      b 29 Sep 1891

    2. [S10] Tatham Family in South Africa, by Gill Tatham.

    3. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    4. [S11] Newspaper, Natal Witness, 01 Oct 1891.
      birth notice

    5. [S20] School and College Registers, Marlborough College.

    6. [S07] Other Sources, South African Military Veterans' Administration.
      World War I and II Roll of Honour

    7. [S34] Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    8. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, 20 Apr 1887.
      index entry