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Trevor Hodgson Stanley  Tatham

Trevor Hodgson Stanley Tatham

Male 1887 - 1915  (27 years)


  • Name Trevor Hodgson Stanley Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 16 Nov 1887  6 Fernwood Rd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3, 4, 5
    • On the 16th inst., at 6 Fernwood-road, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne, the wife of Stanley Tatham, of a son. [The Times, 19 Nov 1887]
    Trevor Hodgson Stanley Tatham (1887-1915)
    Trevor Hodgson Stanley Tatham (1887-1915)
    Birth certificate
    Fernwood Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
    Fernwood Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
    birthplace of Trevor Hodgson Stanley Tatham, 16 Nov 1887, and coincidentally of Robert Collingwood, 06 Jun 1940.
    Residence Apr 1891  Montrose, London Rd, Bromley, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Trevor Hodgson Stanley Tatham on pony with his mother
    Trevor Hodgson Stanley Tatham on pony with his mother
    about 1892
    Education abt 1895 -  Amesbury School, Bickley Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Trevor Hodgson Stanley Tatham (1887-1915)
    Trevor Hodgson Stanley Tatham (1887-1915)
    War Memorial Board at Amesbury School
    Education abt 1897 -  The Old Ride, Branksome Park Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Education abt 1900 - 1902  Stubbington House, Fareham Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Residence Mar 1901  Montana, Burton Rd, Branksome Park Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Education 1902 - 1904  Royal Naval College, Dartmouth Find all individuals with events at this location ; HMS Britannia  [1, 9
    Occupation 1904 - 1915  Officer, Royal Navy  [1, 2, 9
    Trevor Hodgson Stanley Tatham (1887-1915)
    Trevor Hodgson Stanley Tatham (1887-1915)
    Royal Navy Service Record
    Trevor Hodgson Stanley Tatham (1887-1915)
    Trevor Hodgson Stanley Tatham (1887-1915)
    Medals
    Post/Rank/Title 15 Feb 1904  Midshipman  [9
    Trevor Hodgson Stanley Tatham (1887-1915)
    Trevor Hodgson Stanley Tatham (1887-1915)
    As midshipman
    Post/Rank/Title 15 Apr 1907  Sub-Lieutenant  [9
    Post/Rank/Title 15 Jul 1908  Lieutenant  [9
    Trevor Hodgson Stanley Tatham (1887-1915)
    Trevor Hodgson Stanley Tatham (1887-1915)
    As Lieutenant, at Malta
    Military Service Aug 1913 - Jan 1915  Torpedo Officer, HMS Formidable  [9
    • HMS Formidable, 15,250 tons, was a pre-Dreadnought battleship, launched in 1898 but not commissioned till 1904. During the first months of WW1 after covering the transport of troops to France she was transferred to Portland in December 1914. On New Year's Day 1915, while on gunnery exercises off the Devon/Dorset coast, she was struck by two torpedoes fired by German U-boat 24. She sank in 180 feet of water about 37 miles offshore. A total of 547 officers and men were lost out of a complement of nearly 750.
    • For a full account of HMS Formidable and her loss, see Before the Bells have Faded, by Mark Potts; Naval & Military Press, 2nd edn, 2009.
    Death 01 Jan 1915  At sea, off Devon coast Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Died whilst on active service  [1, 2
    • His mother awoke in the night after the bells had rung in the New Year of 1915. She saw him at the end of the bed and knew that he wasn't coming home.
    • Missing Officers: The Secretary of the Admiralty regrets to announce that the following officers, who were serving on board H.M.S. Formidable when that ship was sunk on January 1, have not been reported as saved , and it must be presumed they have lost their lives:- [35 names including] Lieutenant Trevor H S Tatham. [The Times, Mon 04 Jan 1915]
    • Among the navy officers reported missing in the Formidable disaster is Lieutenant Trevor Tatham, eldest son of Mrs. Stanley Tatham, of Branksome Park. Lieutenant Tatham, who did brilliantly in his examinations, taking five firsts, specialising in torpedo work, was appointed to the Formidable at the beginning of the war. Curiously enough he was a midshipman on the Formidable ten years ago in the Mediterranean. As recently as November last Mrs. Tatham lost her husband, and great sympathy is felt for her. [Bournemouth Guardian, 09 Jan 1915]
    • In the war not much has happened, except the sad loss of the Formidable, in which a distant cousin of ours, Lt. Tatham, went down. [Silvia Tatham, diary, 19 Jan 1915]
      [Silvia Tatham was Trevor's 4x cousin. His brother Berrisford became a close friend of Silvia's brother Meaburn.]
    Probate 22 May 1915  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 8,387 4s. 8d.  [10
    • Tatham Trevor Stanley Hodgson of H.M.S. Formidable lieutenant R.N. died 1 January 1915 at sea Probate London 22 May to Frances Emma Constance Tatham widow [his mother] and Arthur Edward Savill solicitor. Effects 8387 4s. 8d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • Trevor-Hodgson-Stanley Tatham, b. 16 Nov., 1887; educ. at Stubbington House, Fareham, and H.M.S. Britannia; Torpedo Lieut., H.M.S. Formidable; killed in action by submarine, 1 Jan., 1915, between Portsmouth and Lyme Regis, off Dorset [Curtis]
    • Tatham, Trevor Hodgson Stanley, eldest son of Stanley Tatham, of Montana, Bournemouth, by his wife Frances Emma Constance (Montana, Branksome Park, Bournemouth), dau of Michael Hodgson Tatham; b. Newcastle-on-Tyne, 16 Nov. 1887; educ. The Old Ride, Branksome Park, Bournemouth; Stubbington House, Fareham, and H.M.S. Britannia; entered the Navy and became Midshipman, 15 Feb. 1904; Sub-Lieut. 15 Apr. 1907; and Lieut. 15 Jul 1908; served 6 years on H.M. ships Formidable, Duncan and Barham; was A.D.C. to Capt. Walker while a midshipman on the Formidable; took part in the Somaliland Expedition, 1909 (medal); re-appointed to the Formidable (his first ship), 9 Aug. 1913; and was lost when that ship was torpedoed on the English Channel, 1 Jan. 1915. [de Ruvigny Roll of Honour]
    Person ID I1725  Tatham | Crew branch, Morris branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 01 May 2013 

    Father Stanley Tatham,   b. 17 Sep 1858, Tufnell Park, Holloway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1914, Montana, Burton Rd, Branksome Park Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Frances Emma Constance Tatham,   b. 06 Feb 1863, St John's Wood Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 May 1934, 12 St Winifred's Rd, Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Marriage 28 Oct 1886  St Marylebone, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 11, 12, 13
    • Married by Ralph Raisbeck Tatham, Rector of Dallington (her uncle; his second cousin once removed). Witnesses: Henry Bull (her brother-in-law), C[?] Tatham (his father), Octavia Saltwell (her aunt).
    Stanley Tatham & Frances Emma Constance Tatham
    Stanley Tatham & Frances Emma Constance Tatham
    Marriage register
    Notes 
    • Mar 1901, 4 serv: cook, nurse, housemaid, parlourmaid.
      Apr 1911, 5 serv: nurse, house parlourmaid, housemaid, cook, kitchen maid,
      + visitor Mabel Elizabeth Somerville, 46 b Bayswater
    Photos
    Stanley Tatham & sons
    Stanley Tatham & sons
    about 1903
    Family ID F0264  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 Nov 1887 - 6 Fernwood Rd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - Montrose, London Rd, Bromley, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1895 - - Amesbury School, Bickley Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1897 - - The Old Ride, Branksome Park Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1900 - 1902 - Stubbington House, Fareham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - Montana, Burton Rd, Branksome Park Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - HMS Britannia - 1902 - 1904 - Royal Naval College, Dartmouth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Died whilst on active service - 01 Jan 1915 - At sea, off Devon coast Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 8,387 4s. 8d. - 22 May 1915 - London 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, death notice, 04 Jan 1915.

    3. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Newcastle/T, 4Q1887.

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 3 b Newcastle

    5. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 19 Nov 1887.

    6. [S03] Family Members, PFBT.

    7. [S07] Other Sources, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918.

    8. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.

    9. [S46] Navy Lists & Records, Service Record.

    10. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    11. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Marylebone, 4Q1886.

    12. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 24 yrs

    13. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Marylebone Church, 28 Oct 1886.