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Wulfstan Tatham

Male 1895 - 1961  (66 years)



  • Name Wulfstan Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    • sometimes spelled Wolfstan; sometimes shortened to Wulstan
    Birth 21 May 1895  Thorncroft, Oaklands Rd, Bromley, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4, 5, 6
    • On May 21, 1895, at Thorncroft, Bromley Park, Bromley, Kent, the wife of Percy C F Tatham, of a son. [Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, Dublin, 28 May 1895]
    Residence Mar 1901  6 Oaklands Rd, Bromley, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Education abt 1908 - 1913  Haileybury College Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 7
    Residence Apr 1911  Haileybury College Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Military Service Aug 1914 - Aug 1915  Flanders, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location ; Corporal, Hon Artillery Company  [1
    • 09 Aug 1915: Enlisted as a Private in D Coy, Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry) at Armoury House, Finsbury.
      18 Sep 1914: Embarked at Southampton for France with BEF.
      01 Jan 1915: Promoted Lance-Corporal.
      13 Apr 1915: Promoted Corporal.
      20 May 1915: Reported sick with eye trouble at La Clytte (Brigade HQ).
      02 Jun 1915: Transferred to base at Rouen.
      16 Jul 1915: Transferred to England.
      13 Aug 1915: Discharged as no longer fit for War Service.
      Medical report following examination on 06 Aug 1915 at Military Hospital, Rochester Row: Disability originated in May 1915 at St. Eloi. After serving 7 months in Flanders his eyes began to give him trouble. They ached; he had headaches, and at night, he began to have difficulty in seeing things. He was accordingly sent home as unfit for service. The condition has not been aggravated by service and dates probably from early childhood. It will tend to get worse. He is unfitted for the duties of a soldier.
    • On the outbreak of the Great War, refusing a commission, he enlisted in the Hon. Artillery Company, to serve under his brother, Captain Cautley Tatham; they were together for the first year in the trenches, when Wulfstan was gassed and discharged. [Curtis]
    Wulfstan Tatham (1895-1961)
    Wulfstan Tatham (1895-1961)
    WW1 Medal Roll Index Card
    Education abt 1915 - 1918  Exeter College, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • When convalescent, he took up his Open Classical Scholarship - the Carter Scholarship of 80 Guineas, at Exeter Coll., Oxford, in addition to which he took the Leaving Exhibition of 30 Guineas for University Scholarships at Haileybury College. [Curtis]
    Military Service Mar 1917 - Dec 1917  Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location ; 2nd Lieut, Oxford University OTC  [1, 8
    • He obtained a Commission as Lieut. in the Univ. of Oxford O.T.C., and drilled the American Cadets. [Curtis]
    Wulfstan Tatham (1895-1961)
    Wulfstan Tatham (1895-1961)
    Military Service Record Card
    Post/Rank/Title 14 Nov 1919  Member of Ironmongers Company and Freeman of City of London  [9
    Wulfstan Tatham (1895-1961)
    Wulfstan Tatham (1895-1961)
    Freedom of the City of London
    Occupation 1921  Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location ; Egyptian Frontiers District Administration  [1
    • In 1921, he was in the Egyptian Frontiers District Administration, holding a Commission as Lieut. in the Camel Corps, so as to acquire a practical acquaintance of the Frontiers and learn Arabic. [Curtis]
    Occupation 1922 -  Solicitor, Tatham, Oblein & Nash  [1, 2
    • He returned from Egypt, Sept., 1921, to enter the Officers' Convalescent Home at Osborne, Isle of Wight; and subsequently entered his father's firm. [Curtis]
    • firm absorbed in 1940s into Kennedy, Ponsonby & Prideaux, itself no longer in existence in 2010
    Marriage 03 Dec 1925  St Mary, Goudhurst Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 10
    Alice Minnie Kathleen Vousden,   b. abt Feb 1898, Goudhurst Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Mar 1944, 93 Alleyn Park, Dulwich Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence abt 1928 - 1939  93 Alleyn Park, Dulwich Find all individuals with events at this location   [11, 12
    Occupation 1939  258-261 Mansion House Chambers, 11 Queen Victoria St, London Find all individuals with events at this location ; Solicitor  [12
    • also listed: Thomas Oblein (presumably his partner in Tatham, Oblein & Nash, Solicitors); Alice Minnie Kathleen Tatham (presumably working in the firm).
    Military Service Dec 1940  Captain, Queen's Royal Regiment (Special List)  [13
    Military Service 1944  Major, Queen's Royal Regiment  [14
    Marriage 03 Jun 1944  St Peter, Hambledon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location   [15, 16
    Ethel Marion Pye,   b. abt May 1903, Steyning Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1964, Southlands Hospital, Shoreham-by-Sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation - 22 Mar 1946  106 Regents Park Rd, Primrose Hill Find all individuals with events at this location ; Solicitor, Tatham, Oblein & Nash  [17
    • Notice is hereby given that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned Thomas Oblein and Wulfstan Tatham carrying on business as Solicitors at 106 Regent's Park Road Primrose Hill in the County of London under the style or firm of Tatham, Oblein and Nash has been dissolved by mutual consent as from the 22nd day of March 1946. All debts due and owing to or by the said firm will be respectively received and paid by the said Thomas Oblein. The said business will be carried on in future by the said Thomas Oblein -- As witness our hands this 15th day of May 1946. Thomas Oblein. W. Tatham.
    Residence 1956  84 Clapham Common West Side, Clapham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location   [12
    • One of 20 residents, listed in electoral roll in alphabetical order
    • In 2011 this was the hostel of the Society for the Relief of the Homeless Poor (founded 1915)
    Death 18 Nov 1961  Holloway Sanatorium, Virginia Water Find all individuals with events at this location   [18, 19
    • mental institution, closed in 1980
    Notes 
    • Suffered a relapse of shell shock when the bombing started in London in WW2 and never fully recovered. Spent some years in a monastery in Dorset. [20]
    Person ID I0889  Tatham | Bloxham branch, Christopher branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2014 

    Father Percy Charles French Tatham,   b. 17 Jan 1845, Cambridge St, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Aug 1925, Thorncroft, Oaklands Rd, Bromley, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Ethel Agnes Wilson,   b. 20 Feb 1861, Eynsford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1929, 12 Queen's Gate Place, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Marriage 12 Aug 1885  Guildford Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 21
    Documents
    Percy C F Tatham & family
    Percy C F Tatham & family
    1911 census return
    Family ID F0283  Family Group Sheet

    Family 1 Alice Minnie Kathleen Vousden,   b. abt Feb 1898, Goudhurst Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Mar 1944, 93 Alleyn Park, Dulwich Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Marriage 03 Dec 1925  St Mary, Goudhurst Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 10
    Children 
     1. June Tatham,   b. abt Aug 1926, Greenwich Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Aug 1936, Camberwell Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 10 years)
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    Last Modified 19 Apr 2011 
    Family ID F0574  Family Group Sheet

    Family 2 Ethel Marion Pye,   b. abt May 1903, Steyning Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1964, Southlands Hospital, Shoreham-by-Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Marriage 03 Jun 1944  St Peter, Hambledon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location   [15, 16
    • On June 3, 1944, at Hambledon, Surrey, Parish Church, by the Rev. A. T. A. Naylor, D.S.O., O.B.E., M.A., A.C.G. [Assistant Chaplain-General?], assisted by Canon Seymour, Wulfstan Tatham, Major, Queen's Royal Regt., to Marian, daughter of Mrs. B. E. Pye, Tarring, Worthing, and the late Mr. A. J. Pye [16]
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F0569  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 21 May 1895 - Thorncroft, Oaklands Rd, Bromley, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - 6 Oaklands Rd, Bromley, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1908 - 1913 - Haileybury College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - Haileybury College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Corporal, Hon Artillery Company - Aug 1914 - Aug 1915 - Flanders, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1915 - 1918 - Exeter College, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 2nd Lieut, Oxford University OTC - Mar 1917 - Dec 1917 - Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Egyptian Frontiers District Administration - 1921 - Egypt Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 03 Dec 1925 - St Mary, Goudhurst Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 03 Dec 1925 - St Mary, Goudhurst Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1928 - 1939 - 93 Alleyn Park, Dulwich Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Solicitor - 1939 - 258-261 Mansion House Chambers, 11 Queen Victoria St, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 03 Jun 1944 - St Peter, Hambledon, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 03 Jun 1944 - St Peter, Hambledon, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Solicitor, Tatham, Oblein & Nash - - 22 Mar 1946 - 106 Regents Park Rd, Primrose Hill Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1956 - 84 Clapham Common West Side, Clapham, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 18 Nov 1961 - Holloway Sanatorium, Virginia Water Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S03] Family Members, WGT.

    3. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Cranbrook, 4Q1925.

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 6

    5. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 25 May 1895.

    6. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Bromley, 3Q1895.

    7. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 15 b Bromley

    8. [S37] Army Lists & Records, Military Service Card.

    9. [S07] Other Sources, Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers, 14 Nov 1919.

    10. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 07 Dec 1925.

    11. [S17] Telephone Directories.

    12. [S25] Electoral Registers.

    13. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 04 Dec 1940.
      son John

    14. [S05] The Times, death notice, 06 Mar 1944.
      wife Alicia

    15. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Surrey S W, 2Q1944.

    16. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 06 Jun 1944.

    17. [S35] London Gazette, p 2414, 21 May 1946.

    18. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Surrey N W, 4Q1961.

    19. [S07] Other Sources, Kennedy, Ponsonby & Prideaux, solicitors, 19 Jul 1977.

    20. [S03] Family Members, JT.

    21. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Guildford, 3Q1885.