Tathamfamilyhistory
The Tathams of County Durham
First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]
Geoffrey Bulmer  Tatham

Geoffrey Bulmer Tatham

Male 1883 - 1918  (34 years)


  • Name Geoffrey Bulmer Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 01 Jul 1883  Millbrook House, Millfield Lane, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4
    • On July 1, at Millbrook House, West-hill, Highgate, the wife of Thos. Clarke Tatham, barrister-at-law, of a son. [The Standard]
    Education abt 1891 - 1896  Kent House, Eastbourne Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Residence Apr 1891  7 South Cliff, Eastbourne Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Education abt 1896 - 1901  Uppingham School Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Residence Mar 1901  Flat M, 4 Montagu Mansions, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Education abt 1902 - 1905  Trinity College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Degree/Qualif. abt 1905  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [8
    Occupation 1905 - 1908  Trinity College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location ; Research Student  [5
    • Earl of Derby Student in 1905 and in 1906
    Occupation Oct 1908 -  Trinity College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location ; Fellow  [8
    • University Intelligence: Cambridge, Oct 12: New Fellows of Trinity: ... 2. Mr Geoffrey Bulmer Tatham, who was born in 1883, was educated at Uppingham School, and graduated in the Historical Tripos, part 1, 1904, being placed in class 2; and part 2 of the same Tripos, 1905, class 2. He was Earl of Derby student, 1905, 1906. [8]
    Degree/Qualif. 1909  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; MA  [5
    Occupation Apr 1911  Trinity College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location ; Fellow & Junior Bursar  [3
    Geoffrey Bulmer Tatham (1883-1918)
    Geoffrey Bulmer Tatham (1883-1918)
    Cover page of his book "Dr John Walker & the Sufferings of the Clergy", Cambridge, 1911. [Available to read online]
    Residence Apr 1911  Millbrook House, Millfield Lane, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Military Service abt 1914 - 1918  3rd Battn Rifle Brigade; attached to Staff  [9
    • later attached to 116th Infantry Brigade HQ Staff
    Geoffrey Bulmer Tatham (1883-1918)
    Geoffrey Bulmer Tatham (1883-1918)
    War Medals Index Card
    Decoration 01 Jan 1918  MC  [5, 9, 10
    Post/Rank/Title Mar 1918  Captain, acting Major  [1
    Death 30 Mar 1918  Somme, France Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Killed in action  [1
    • Medal card states "died of wounds"; other sources state "missing presumed dead".
    • Missing: Captain Geoffrey B. Tatham, M.C., Rifle Brigade and Staff, missing on March 30th. whilst acting Brigade Major. Will those writing to prisoners of war kindly inquire for any news of him? News gratefully received by his brother, Captain C. K. Tatham, Millbrook, West Hill, Highgate, London, N. [11]
    Burial aft 30 Mar 1918  Caix British Cemetery, Somme, France Find all individuals with events at this location   [13
    • A memorial service for Major Geoffrey Bulmer Tatham, MA, MC, Rifle Brigade, Fellow and Junior Bursar of Trinity College, Cambridge, was held in Trinity College Chapel yesterday [22 Oct 1918]. Major Tatham was reported missing on March 30, and has since been reported killed on or about that date. The service was conducted by the Rev St John Parry, and the Master of Trinity (Sir J J Thomson) read the lesson. Others present were:-- The Acting Vice-Chancellor (Dr. T. C. Fitzpatrick), Dr. Jackson (Vice-Master), the Dean of Ely, many Fellows of Trinity, the Vice-Provost of King's (Mr. W. Durnford), who represented the Provost of Eton, Mr. H. Yule Oldham and Colonel Rushmore, representing the Isaac Newton University Lodge of Freemasons, No. 859, and Colonel Edwards, C.B., Lieutenant-Colonel Rushmere, and Captain Phillips and a detachment of cadets of the corps now under training for commissions. The Rev. A. H. F. Boughey was unavoidably prevented from attending. [12]
    • Caix British Cemetery, Grave II. G. 1. Capt G B Tatham, M.C., 3rd Bn. Rifle Brigade, son of the late T. C Tatham, of Highgate, London. 30/03/1918.
      The village of Caix is situated about 28 km south-east of Amiens, midway between the Amiens to St. Quentin road and the Amiens to Roye road. The cemetery is south of the village.
      Caix was occupied by Commonwealth troops in March 1917, lost during the German advance in March 1918, and recaptured on 8 August 1918 by the Canadian Corps.
      Caix British Cemetery (called at first Caix New British Cemetery) was made after the Armistice when graves (mainly of March and August 1918) were brought in from the battlefields and from seven smaller cemeteries.
      The cemetery contains 365 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 70 of them unidentified. It was designed by Sir Herbert Baker. [13]
    • Named on war memorial on south wall of Trinity College chapel
    Probate 24 Jan 1919  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 26,256 18s. 8d.  [14
    • Tatham Geoffrey Bulmer of Trinity College University of Cambridge Cambridge and of Millbank Highgate Middlesex M.C. captain 6th [sic] battalion Rifle Brigade died on or since 30 March 1918 in France or Belgium Probate London 24 January [1919] to Leonard James Tatham [1x cousin 1x rem] solicitor and John William Fisher Beaumont [1x cousin] barrister-at-law. Effects 26256 18s. 8d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • Captain Geoffrey Bulmer Tatham, M.C., was the younger son of the late T.C. Tatham, barrister-at-law, of Millbrook, West Hill, Highgate, N., and was 34 years of age. He was educated at Kent House Preparatory School,Eastbourne, and Uppingham School, and went up to Trinity Coll., Cambridge, in 1902. He obtained a minor scholarship there and a major scholarship in 1905, and after taking the historical tripos was elected a Fellow of the College in 1908. He was Earl of Derby Student in 1905 and in 1906, Prince Consort Prizeman in 1910, and took the M.A. degree in 1909. He was the author of two historical works, 'The Puritans in Power', and 'Dr. John Walker and the Sufferings of the Clergy'. Elected Junior Bursar of Trinity in 1910, he held the appointment up to the time of his death. He was a keen all-round sportsman, shewing promise as an oar until he was obliged to give up rowing in his second year. He played a good deal of cricket, besides being a cross-country runner and a fair shot. He was, as an undergraduate, one of the leading actors of the A.D.C., of which Club he was secretary and subsequently president. He was a past master of the Isaac Newton University Masonic Lodge. A keen member of the Cambridge University O.T.C., he commanded the Trinity Company, and when War broke out was a Major in that corps. On the outbreak of war he was sent to the War Office, but, desiring to go to the Front, transferred to the Rifle Brigade as a Captain, and in July,1915, joined a battalion at the Front, where he remained until Nov.,1916, when he was sent home for six months as Brigade Major of a Training Reserve Brigade. In May, 1917, he returned to the Front and was appointed Staff Captain of an infantry brigade. Since November, 1917, he had been acting Brigade Major, and in January this year he was awarded the M.C. While at the Front he took part in much heavy fighting, was reported 'missing' on March 30, 1918, and is now reported 'Killed in action or died of wounds' on or shortly after that date. [5]
    • Geoffrey Tatham was our Junior Bursar and was much beloved in the College. There is a sundial in the College garden in memory of these three friends [Tatham and two other Fellows who were killed in WW1]. Tatham left a legacy to the College which was used to panel the Combination Room now in use. There is an inscription in the room recording the legacy and there could be no place more fitted to keep his memory green. [Joseph John Thomson, "Recollections and Reflections", Cambridge University Press, 1936]
    Person ID I1638  Tatham | Morris branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2015 

    Father Thomas Clarke Tatham,   b. 05 Dec 1839, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1914, Millbrook House, Millfield Lane, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Caroline Newsam Kemplay,   b. 14 May 1843, Leeds Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1915, Millbrook House, Millfield Lane, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Marriage 03 Sep 1879  St John the Evangelist, Leeds Find all individuals with events at this location   [15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    Thomas Clarke Tatham & Elizabeth Newsam Kemplay
    Thomas Clarke Tatham & Elizabeth Newsam Kemplay
    Marriage register
    Notes 
    • 5 serv Apr 1881
    Family ID F0210  Family Group Sheet

  • Event Map Click to display
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 01 Jul 1883 - Millbrook House, Millfield Lane, Highgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1891 - 1896 - Kent House, Eastbourne Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - 7 South Cliff, Eastbourne Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1896 - 1901 - Uppingham School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - Flat M, 4 Montagu Mansions, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1902 - 1905 - Trinity College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - abt 1905 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Research Student - 1905 - 1908 - Trinity College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Fellow - Oct 1908 - - Trinity College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - MA - 1909 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Fellow & Junior Bursar - Apr 1911 - Trinity College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - Millbrook House, Millfield Lane, Highgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Killed in action - 30 Mar 1918 - Somme, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - aft 30 Mar 1918 - Caix British Cemetery, Somme, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 26,256 18s. 8d. - 24 Jan 1919 - London Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : Town/District       : County/Region       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Geoffrey Bulmer Tatham (1883-1918)
    Geoffrey Bulmer Tatham (1883-1918)
    from photo of the Committee for the Thousandth Meeting of the Magpie and Stump Society, Trinity College, Cambridge

    Histories
    The Cavendish Association
    The Cavendish Association
    Brief account of its history and its links with Geoffrey Bulmer Tatham

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

    2. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Pancras, 3Q1883.

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 27 b Highgate

    4. [S11] Newspaper, The Standard, 04 Jul 1883.
      birth notice

    5. [S05] The Times, obituary, 02 Sep 1918.

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 7 b Highgate

    7. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 17 b Highgate

    8. [S05] The Times, university news, 13 Oct 1908.

    9. [S29] Medal Index Cards WW1.

    10. [S35] London Gazette, 28 Dec 1917.
      Supplement to London Gazette of 1 Jan 1918, Issue 30450 publ 28 Dec 1917, p 47

    11. [S05] The Times, missing, 02 Aug 1918.

    12. [S05] The Times, Memorial Services, 23 Oct 1918.

    13. [S34] Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    14. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    15. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Leeds, 3Q1879.

    16. [S15] Cambridge University Alumni.

    17. [S11] Newspaper, Pall Mall Gazette, 05 Sep 1879.
      marriage notice

    18. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 31 yrs

    19. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St John, Leeds, 03 Sep 1879.