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Cautley Tatham

Male 1886 - 1915  (29 years)


  • Name Cautley Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    • named after his grand-uncle, Major-Gen. Cautley [Curtis] [George Cautley, 1809-1881]
    Birth 01 Jun 1886  10 Vanbrugh Park, Blackheath Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4
    • On the 1st inst., at 10, Vanbrugh-park, Blackheath, the wife of Percy C. F. Tatham, of a son. [Morning Post]
    Residence Apr 1891  Thorncroft, Oaklands Rd, Bromley, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Education abt 1900 - 1904  Rugby School Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • Entrances in September 1900. Tatham, Cautley, elder son of Percy Charles French Tatham, Esq., Thorncroft, Bromley, Kent; aged 14, June 1. School house. [Rugby School Register]
    Residence Mar 1901  Rugby Find all individuals with events at this location ; School Sanatorium  [5
    Education 1905 - 1908  New College, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 6
    • Came 3rd in Flat Race, One Mile Handicap, New College Sports, Fri 07 Dec 1907 [OU Almanack & Register 1908]
    Degree/Qualif. abt 1908  Oxford University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [7
    Occupation Apr 1911  Solicitors articled clerk  [8
    Residence Apr 1911  Thorncroft, Oaklands Rd, Bromley, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Occupation - Aug 1914  Solicitor  [9
    Military Service Sep 1914 - Jun 1915  France Find all individuals with events at this location ; Captain, HAC Infantry (D Coy, 1st Bn)  [1, 10, 11
    Cautley Tatham (1886-1915)
    Cautley Tatham (1886-1915)
    WW1 Medal Roll Index Card
    Cautley Tatham (1886-1915)
    Cautley Tatham (1886-1915)
    Military Service Record Card
    Death 18 Jun 1915  Clearing Hospital, Bailleul, France Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Died of wounds sustained in action  [1, 10
    • Died of wounds: Tatham - On the 18th inst., of wounds received in Flanders, Lieut. Cautley Tatham, H.A.C. Infantry, eldest son of Percy C F and Ethel Tatham, of Thorncroft, Bromley Park, Kent. [10]
    • Died 18 June, 1915, in the Clearing Hospital at Bailleul, of wounds received 16 June, 1915, at the Battle of Hooge. [1]
    Burial aft 18 Jun 1915  Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    • Memorial at Stockton Church. [1]
    • Plaque in his honour placed at Bisley by his father Percy Charles French Tatham. [12]
    Probate 30 Nov 1915  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 2,468 8s. 3d.  [13
    • Tatham Cautley of Thorncroft Bromley Park Bromley Kent and 11 Queen Victoria-street London lieutenant HM Army died 18 June 1915 at Bailleul Flanders Administration London 30 November to Percy Charles French Tatham solicitor. Effects 2468 8s. 3d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • They Died Gloriously. Lieut. Cautley Tatham.
      The talk of the brave is further added to this week by the death of a very gallant young officer, Lieutenant Cautley Tatham, of the Hon. Artillery Company, the son of well-known Bromley residents, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Tatham, of Thorncroft, Oaklands-road.
      Lieutenant Tatham died from wounds received while leading his men into action - a soldier's death, and one in which his bereaved parents may take pride and consolation.
      Lieutenant Cautley Tatham was educated first at Rugby, where he was well known for his athletic powers, and finally at New College, Oxford, where he was one of the Oxford Running XI, and a member of the New College XV, and there took his degree with honours.
      He was a born soldier, and his greatest wish was to be in the Army, but he set aside his own wishes and became a solicitor, and had commenced a very successful practice.
      Whilst at Rugby he was a Lieutenant in the School Cadet Corps, and on the outbreak of war he joined the Hon. Artillery Company and has been in the trenches since November.
      He was a member of the Thames Hare and Hounds, and in 1914 won the "Telegraph" Cup for the Hon. Artillery Company.
      Locally he was well known and liked by all for many sterling qualities of character and disposition. He took a keen interest in all sport, and was also successful in getting up a boys' band in Bromley.
      Whilst at the Front he had been acting as Captain for some time, and the week before his death he had been nominated by his Colonel for a temporary Captaincy, but was not gazetted before his death. [...]
      [District Times, Bromley, Fri 25 Jun 1915]
    Person ID I0913  Tatham | Bloxham branch, Christopher branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2012 

    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, 14
    Documents
    Percy C F Tatham & family
    Percy C F Tatham & family
    1911 census return
    Family ID F0283  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 01 Jun 1886 - 10 Vanbrugh Park, Blackheath Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - Thorncroft, Oaklands Rd, Bromley, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1900 - 1904 - Rugby School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - School Sanatorium - Mar 1901 - Rugby Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1905 - 1908 - New College, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - abt 1908 - Oxford University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - Thorncroft, Oaklands Rd, Bromley, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Captain, HAC Infantry (D Coy, 1st Bn) - Sep 1914 - Jun 1915 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Died of wounds sustained in action - 18 Jun 1915 - Clearing Hospital, Bailleul, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - aft 18 Jun 1915 - Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 2,468 8s. 3d. - 30 Nov 1915 - London Link to Google Earth
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    Cautley Tatham (1886-1915)
    Cautley Tatham (1886-1915)
    Cautley Tatham (1886-1915)
    Cautley Tatham (1886-1915)
    Commemorative Portrait

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

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 4 b Blackheath

    3. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Greenwich, 3Q1886.

    4. [S11] Newspaper, Morning Post, 09 Jun 1886.
      birth notice

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 14 b Blackheath

    6. [S07] Other Sources, Oxford University Almanack & Register, 1908.
      matric 1905

    7. [S34] Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    8. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.

    9. [S11] Newspaper, Bromley District Times, 25 Jun 1915.
      obituary

    10. [S05] The Times, death notice, 22 Jun 1915.

    11. [S29] Medal Index Cards WW1.

    12. [S03] Family Members, JT.

    13. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

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