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John de Grey Tatham-Warter

Male 1915 - 1942  (27 years)



  • Name John de Grey Tatham-Warter  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 20 Jul 1915  Southam Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4
    Education abt 1928 - 1933  Wellington College, Crowthorne Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Education abt 1933 - 1935  Sandhurst Find all individuals with events at this location ; Royal Military College  [5
    • SUO
    Occupation 1935 - 1942  Queens Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards)  [3, 5, 6
    Decoration abt 1941  MC  [5, 6
    Residence bef 1942  Portway House, Kirtlington Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Post/Rank/Title - Nov 1942  Major  [5
    Death 02 Nov 1942  El Alamein, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Killed in action  [3, 6, 7, 8
    • Killed in action, Middle East in Nov 1942, Major J de G Tatham Warter, The Queen's Bays, beloved husband of Babette Irene (Chimps), and elder son of the late H de G Tatham Warter and of Mrs Tatham Warter. Please, no letters [The Times 17 Nov 1942]
    • In proud and ever-loving memory of my son, Major John de G. Tatham-Warter, M.C., The Queen's Bays, killed in action, Nov. 2, 1942, at El Alamein. [The Times, 02 Nov 1948]
    Burial aft 02 Nov 1942  El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    John de Grey Tatham-Warter (1915-1942)
    John de Grey Tatham-Warter (1915-1942)
    Killed in action, El Alamein, 02 Nov 1942.
    Warter Family War Memorial.
    Probate 10 May 1943  Llandudno Find all individuals with events at this location ; 40,617 10s. 2d.  [7
    • Warter (Tatham) John de Grey of Portway House Kirtlington Oxfordshire died 2 November 1942 on war service Probate Llandudno 10 May [1943] to Marcus Beresford Heywood D.S.O. major H.M. army and Kathleen Maud Tatham Warter [mother] widow. Effects 40617 10s. 2d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • Major John de Grey Tatham-Warter, MC, The Queen's Bays, killed in the Battle for Egypt, was the elder son of the late Henry de Grey Tatham-Warter and of Mrs. Tatham-Warter, of Portway House, Kirtlington, Oxon. Educated at Wellington and at Sandhurst, which he left as senior under officer, he joined The Queen's Bays in 1935. He served in France in 1940 and went to the Middle East in 1941, being awarded the MC. He was adjudant of the regiment for two and a half years before getting command of a squadron. He married Babette, daughter of Major-General H F Salt, in 1941.
      MB writes:- "John Tatham-Warter was endowed with a natural gift for games and wth a passion for fitness and all out-of-door life. He played squash rackets for Wellington and for Sandhurst and polo for The Bays, both in the subalterns' and regimental teams. He was above the average as a shot, and climbed mountains in Switzerland and rock faces in Cumberland and Wales. His vital personality will be sadly missed in the Cattistock and Blackmoor Vale, and by his many friends in all walks of life. His modesty, energy, and keenness in everything he undertook, whether work or play, was a ]delight to his older friends and an inspiration to his contemporaries." [The Times 20 May 1943]
    Person ID I0971  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2013 

    Father Henry de Grey Warter Tatham,   b. 22 Feb 1862, Sussex Gardens, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jul 1927, Buckland St Mary Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Kathleen Maude Dearlove,   b. 05 May 1882, Elm, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1978, Cheltenham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Marriage 02 Aug 1900  Wisbech Find all individuals with events at this location   [10, 11, 12
    Notes 
    • Hinton Hall in Apr 1911: 16 rooms, 5 servants
    Photos
    Hinton Hall, Pontesbury
    Hinton Hall, Pontesbury
    Home of the Vaughan family and later of the Tatham-Warter family
    Buckland House, Buckland St Mary
    Buckland House, Buckland St Mary
    Home of the Tatham-Warter family in the 1920s
    Tatham Crest on Mustard Spoon
    Tatham Crest on Mustard Spoon
    Silver mustard spoon from Tatham-Warter family. Assayed in Dublin in 1821. Note the single arrow.
    Family ID F0305  Family Group Sheet

    Family Living 
    Last Modified 01 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F0105  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 20 Jul 1915 - Southam Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1928 - 1933 - Wellington College, Crowthorne Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Royal Military College - abt 1933 - 1935 - Sandhurst Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - bef 1942 - Portway House, Kirtlington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Killed in action - 02 Nov 1942 - El Alamein, Egypt Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - aft 02 Nov 1942 - El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 40,617 10s. 2d. - 10 May 1943 - Llandudno Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Southam, 3Q1915.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Westminster, 2Q1941.

    3. [S05] The Times, death notice, 17 Nov 1942.

    4. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Warter-Rean Family Tree.
      on ancestry.com accessed 03 Jan 2011

    5. [S05] The Times, obituary, 20 May 1943.

    6. [S07] Other Sources, military-genealogy.com.
      website

    7. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    8. [S05] The Times, Roll of Honour, 12 Mar 1943.

    9. [S34] Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    10. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Wisbech, 3Q1900.

    11. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 10 yrs

    12. [S15] Cambridge University Alumni, sv Tatham, Henry de Grey Warter.