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Allison Digby  Tatham-Warter

Allison Digby Tatham-Warter

Male 1917 - 1993  (75 years)


  • Name Allison Digby Tatham-Warter  [1, 2, 3
    Known as "Digby" 
    Birth 26 May 1917  Atcham Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3
    Education abt 1930 - 1935  Wellington College, Crowthorne Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • - possibly = Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire.
      - possibly = Wrekin College, Wellington, Shropshire; named Wellington College until 1920, and only 19 miles from his home.
    Education abt 1935 - 1937  Sandhurst Find all individuals with events at this location ; Royal Military College  [4
    Occupation abt 1937 - 1945  Officer, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry; later Parachute Regt  [3, 5
    • Appointed 2nd Lieut 27 Apr 1938 with 2nd Battn, then in India at Bareilly. [5]
    Decoration 1944  DSO  [2, 3
    Post/Rank/Title bef 1945  Major  [3
    Occupation aft 1955  Game Hunter & Safari Operator, Kenya  [3, 6
    Residence 1962  Eburru, Kenya Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Residence 1978  Nanyuki, Kenya Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Death 21 Mar 1993  Nanyuki, Kenya Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Burial   Lewa Downs, Kenya Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Notes 
    • After the War, Digby Tatham-Warter, on the strength of the recommendation of his aunt and uncle [his mother's brother, Philip Nicholson Dearlove?], took up an appointment with the 5th King's African Rifles in Kenya. He bought a farm at Eburru in the Rift Valley. During the Mau Mau rebellion in the 1950's, he commanded a mounted section. The family later moved to another farm at Laikipia, and Digby began to organise safaris, accommodating photography, bird shooting and small game. He died in Nanyuki in 1993. [pegasus website accessed 19 May 2010]
    • Digby Tatham-Warter led a bayonet charge during the Battle of Arnhem sporting a bowler hat [??] and an umbrella. [The Daily Telegraph Second Book of Obituaries: Heroes and Adventures (Macmillan, 1993), edited by Hugh Massingberd]
    Person ID I0973  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2012 

    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   [9, 10, 11
    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 
    Children 
    +1. Living
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    +3. Living
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F0308  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 26 May 1917 - Atcham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1930 - 1935 - Wellington College, Crowthorne Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Royal Military College - abt 1935 - 1937 - Sandhurst Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1962 - Eburru, Kenya Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1978 - Nanyuki, Kenya Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 21 Mar 1993 - Nanyuki, Kenya Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Lewa Downs, Kenya Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Digby Tatham-Warter (1917-1993)
    Digby Tatham-Warter (1917-1993)
    Army photo 1944
    Digby Tatham-Warter (1917-1993)
    Digby Tatham-Warter (1917-1993)
    about 1945
    Digby Tatham-Warter (1917-1993)
    Digby Tatham-Warter (1917-1993)
    Pioneer of camera-shoots: Digby Tatham-Warter on safari in Kenya's Aberdare Mountains in 1980

    Histories
    Digby Tatham-Warter (1917-1993)
    Digby Tatham-Warter (1917-1993)
    Biography, Pegasus Archive
    Digby Tatham-Warter (1917-1993)
    Digby Tatham-Warter (1917-1993)
    Obituary, The Times
    Digby Tatham-Warter (1917-1993)
    Digby Tatham-Warter (1917-1993)
    Obituary, The Daily Telegraph

  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Atcham, 3Q1917.

    2. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 21 Mar 1947.

    3. [S07] Other Sources, Pegasus Archive.
      website accessed 26 May 2010

    4. [S05] The Times, obituary, 13 Apr 1993.

    5. [S37] Army Lists & Records, Indian Army List, 1939.

    6. [S03] Family Members, RCC.

    7. [S17] Telephone Directories.

    8. [S03] Family Members, JH.

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

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

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