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Ion Mordaunt Tatham

Male 1898 - 1917  (19 years)



  • Name Ion Mordaunt Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Known as "Morn" 
    Birth 1898  Greytown, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4
    Military Service 1917  Royal Flying Corps  [2, 5
    Post/Rank/Title 21 Jun 1917  2nd Lieutenant (temp), Royal Flying Corps  [6
    Death 11 Jul 1917  No. 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Died whilst on active service  [1, 2, 4
    • air accident
    Burial   St Nicholas, Brockenhurst Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    • 2 Lt Ion Mordaunt Tatham Royal Flying Corps died 11 July 1917 aged 19.
      "He loved duty more than he feared death".
      Accidentally killed whilst flying 11th July, 1917. Age 19. Son of Charles Tatham, J.P. and Lilian Elizabeth Tatham (née Leuchars), of Greytown, Natal, South Africa.
      Grave plot A. 7. 4.
    Ion Mordaunt Tatham (1898-1917)
    Ion Mordaunt Tatham (1898-1917)
    Photo of headstone at Find A Grave website
    Person ID I1391  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2015 

    Father Charles William Adolphus Tatham,   b. Mar 1862, Greytown, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1948, Greytown, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Lilian Elizabeth Leuchars,   b. 15 Sep 1864, Greytown, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1960, Greytown, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Marriage 05 Sep 1891  Greytown, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 8
    • Married in the Church Service Room, Greytown, 05 Sep 1891. Witnesses: George Leuchars; M Leuchars. [Marriage register]
    • Tatham-Leuchars, 02 Sep 1891 [sic], at Greytown, by the Rev R Taylor, Charles eldest son of the late RB Tatham to Lillian, youngest daughter of HJ Leuchars, Purbrook. [Natal Witness, 08 Sep 1891]
    Charles William Adolphus Tatham (1862-1948) & Lilian Elizabeth Leuchars (1864-1960)
    Charles William Adolphus Tatham (1862-1948) & Lilian Elizabeth Leuchars (1864-1960)
    Marriage register
    Family ID F0103  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1898 - Greytown, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Died whilst on active service - 11 Jul 1917 - No. 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - St Nicholas, Brockenhurst Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S05] The Times, 21 Jul 1917.
      age 19 at death

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

    4. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Lymington, 3Q1917.
      age 19

    5. [S23] Monumental Inscription, War Memorial, Brockenhurst..

    6. [S35] London Gazette, supplement, page 6788, 06 Jul 1917.

    7. [S07] Other Sources, Find A Grave.

    8. [S11] Newspaper, Natal Witness, 08 Sep 1891.
      marriage notice