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Arthur Tyrone Tatham

Male 1889 - 1965  (75 years)


  • Name Arthur Tyrone Tatham  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Known as "Tyrone" 
    Birth 27 Aug 1889  Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 4, 5
    • On 31 Aug 1889, at Pietermaritzburg, to the wife of F S Tatham of a son [The Natal Witness & Agricultural & Commercial Advertiser 31 Aug 1889]
    Residence Sep 1889  Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Baptism 22 Sep 1889  St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • Sponsors: Arthur J C Molyneux [mother's brother], Ralph H Tatham [father's brother], The Mother. Minister: Mark R Swabey.
    Arthur Tyrone Tatham (1889-1965)
    Arthur Tyrone Tatham (1889-1965)
    Baptism register
    Education 1903 - 1906  Marlborough College Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    • Entrances in September, 1903: Tatham, Arthur Tyrone, (Cotton), s. of the Hon. F. S. Tatham, K.C., D.S.O., (Pietermaritzburg), b. Aug. 27, 1889; l. Mids. 1906. Attorney, Supreme Court, S. Africa, 1911. Great War: 7th Citizen Battery (Union of S.A.); Capt. Pres. Incorp. Law Soc. of Natal 1930-2. Mountain Rise, Pietermaritzburg, Natal. [Marlborough College Register]
    Occupation 1911  Attorney  [6
    Military Service 1914 - 1916  S W Africa Find all individuals with events at this location ; Captain, Natal Field Artillery  [1, 2
    Marriage 15 Apr 1914  St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 7
    Nicola Buchan St George Arbuthnot,   b. 06 Dec 1891, Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1970, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1916 -  Solicitor  [1, 8, 9
    Residence 1916  Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Residence 1918  Upcot, Mountain Rise, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Residence Feb 1922  Upcot, Mountain Rise, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Occupation 1948  Solicitor for Tatham, Wilkes and Co, Pietermaritzburg  [11
    Death 25 Jun 1965  South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 12
    Burial 28 Jul 1965  Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [13
    • death and burial dates seemingly not consistent
    Notes 
    • Captain Arthur Tyrone Tatham, b. 27 Aug., 1889, and educ. at Marlborough College. Leaving Natal in July, 1914, to engage in the German South-West Africa Campaign, Capt. A. T. Tatham greatly distinguished himself in command of the Battery of the Natal Field Artillery which, in 1902, had been raised and commanded by his father, - now Lt.-Col, the Hon. Mr. Justice Tatham, D.S.O., V.D., - and which until recently was known as the 7th Citizen Battery.
      As recalled in the Natal Mercury for Wednesday, 16 March, 1927, "In the interval between 1902 and 1914, the Battery had seen active service in the Natal Native Rebellion of 1906; and in German S. W. Africa, in 1914-15, when commanded by Capt. A. T. Tatham, together with the 1st Permanent Battery, (S.A.M.R.) and the Mounted Brigade, it was in support of Brig.-General Mannie Botha at the Otavifontein fight, performing a splendid march of 46 miles in 20 hours under most trying conditions. On the return of the Battery, from this very arduous German S. W. Africa Campaign, it was released from service; but individual members subsequently did gallant work during the Great War of 1914-18, on the various fronts, some with the Imperial armies, others with the South African forces."
      The Natal Mercury records on the same date, 16 March, 1927, "it is reported that Lt.-Col. P. S. Tatham, D.S.O.,V.D., has recently been appointed Honorary Colonel of this Battery, now designated the 2nd Citizen Battery (N.F.A.), under the new Defence Scheme." [not clear whether this was he or his father]
      Capt. A. T. Tatham is a Member of the Bar of Natal, and of the Firm of Tatham, Wilkes & Co., Solicitors, Pietermaritzburg.
      [Curtis]
    Person ID I0992  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2015 

    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   [1, 14
    Frederick Spence Tatham & Ada Susan Molyneux
    Frederick Spence Tatham & Ada Susan Molyneux
    Marriage register
    Family ID F0261  Family Group Sheet

    Family Nicola Buchan St George Arbuthnot,   b. 06 Dec 1891, Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1970, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Marriage 15 Apr 1914  St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 7
    Arthur Tyrone Tatham & Nicola Buchan Arbuthnot
    Arthur Tyrone Tatham & Nicola Buchan Arbuthnot
    Marriage register
    Children 
    +1. Frederick St George Arbuthnot Tatham,   b. 18 May 1916, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1988, Hilton, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Pamela Blanche Tatham,   b. 15 Sep 1918, Upcot, Mountain Rise, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 2011, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Mary Patricia Tatham,   b. 27 Jan 1922, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1925, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +4. Living
    +5. Errol Inglis Tatham,   b. 19 Sep 1928, Upcot, Mountain Rise, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Sep 2013, Natal? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 12 May 2012 
    Family ID F0315  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 27 Aug 1889 - Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Sep 1889 - Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 22 Sep 1889 - St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1903 - 1906 - Marlborough College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Captain, Natal Field Artillery - 1914 - 1916 - S W Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 15 Apr 1914 - St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 15 Apr 1914 - St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1916 - Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1918 - Upcot, Mountain Rise, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Feb 1922 - Upcot, Mountain Rise, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 25 Jun 1965 - South Africa? Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 28 Jul 1965 - Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
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    Arthur Tyrone Tatham (1889-1965)
    Arthur Tyrone Tatham (1889-1965)
    Early, pre-war portrait

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

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

    3. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Kittybrewster/Arbuthnot.

    4. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, 22 Sep 1889.
      27 Aug 1889

    5. [S11] Newspaper, Natal Witness, 31 Aug 1889.

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

    7. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, 15 Apr 1914.

    8. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, 21 Jun 1916.
      son Frederick

    9. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, 28 Feb 1922.
      dau Mary

    10. [S11] Newspaper, Natal Witness, 17 Sep 1918.
      birth notice, dau Pamela

    11. [S54] Tatham Wilkes Attorneys.

    12. [S63] Gill Tatham.

    13. [S06] Parish Registers, burials, St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, 28 Jul 1965.
      index entry

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