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Nigel Clarence Wand-Tetley

Male 1924 - 1972  (47 years)



  • Name Nigel Clarence Wand-Tetley  [1, 2
    Birth 08 Feb 1924  Roberts Heights, Pretoria, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    Baptism 02 Mar 1924  Military Church, Roberts Heights, Pretoria, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Occupation 1942 - 1969  Officer, Royal Navy  [3
    Post/Rank/Title - 1969  Lieut-Commander  [3
    Death 05 Feb 1972  Dover Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Open verdict  [2, 4
    • Lieutenant-Commander Nigel Tetley, who won a consolation prize of £1,000 for his performance in The Sunday Times Golden Globe round-the-world yacht race in 1969, was found dead on Saturday near Dover. He was 47. Tetley lost his chance of victory when his trimaran Victress broke up only 1,200 miles from Plymouth on his way home. He was picked up from his dinghy by a tanker north of the Azores after a voyage of nearly nine months. [The Times]
    Notes 
    • * Tetley, Nigel. Trimaran solo: the story of Victress' circumnavigation and last voyage. Lymington: Nautical Publishing Co., 1970.
      * Eakin, Chris. A Race Too Far. London: Ebury Press, 2009.
    Person ID I1406  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Descendant
    Last Modified 04 Oct 2012 

    Father Thomas Harrison Wand,   b. 26 Sep 1890, Esplanade Hotel, Paignton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1956, Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Cécile Florence Tatham,   b. 20 Sep 1894, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jan 1980, Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Marriage 26 Aug 1918  St John & St Philip, The Hague, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 5
    • The wedding took place at the English Church, The Hague, Holland, preceded by the Civil Ceremony at the Town Hall, at 11 a.m. the same day. The reception following the wedding was held at the British Legation, at the invitation of Sir Walter and Lady Susan Townley. [Curtis]
    • married 29 Aug per Curtis & TFSA; 26 Aug per The Times.
    Family ID F0098  Family Group Sheet

    Family 1 Living 
    Children 
    +1. Living
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    Last Modified 21 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F0888  Family Group Sheet

    Family 2 Living 
    Last Modified 03 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F0889  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 08 Feb 1924 - Roberts Heights, Pretoria, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 02 Mar 1924 - Military Church, Roberts Heights, Pretoria, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Open verdict - 05 Feb 1972 - Dover Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Dover, 1Q1972.
      b 08 Feb 1924

    3. [S07] Other Sources, Michael Scott.
      'Special Forces Commander', Pen & Sword, 2011

    4. [S05] The Times, obituary, 07 Feb 1972.

    5. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 09 Sep 1918.