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Lawrence Castell Stanley Tatham

Male 1895 - 1918  (22 years)


  • Name Lawrence Castell Stanley Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Known as "Lawrie" 
    Birth 03 Jun 1895  Montrose, London Rd, Bromley, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4
    • On the 3rd June inst., at Montrose, Bromley-park, Kent, the wife of Stanley Tatham, of a son. [The Times]
    Education 1910 - 1912  Harrow School Find all individuals with events at this location ; Mr Mayo's (The Knoll)  [3, 5
    Residence Apr 1911  Montana, Burton Rd, Branksome Park Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Education abt 1912 - 1915  Trinity College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Degree/Qualif. abt 1915  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [7
    Decoration abt 1917  Royal Flying Cross  [7, 8
    • Note on WW1 medal card: Secry Air Ministry fwds application from [mother] F E C Tatham for deceased sons Medals 14.2.22.
    Military Service 1917 - 1918  2nd Lieut, 5th Sqdn, Royal Flying Corps  [3, 8, 9
    Residence - 1918  2 St George's Court, Gloucester Rd, South Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Death 10 Jan 1918  Vimy Ridge, France Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Killed in action  [3, 7, 8, 10
    • Killed in Action: On the 11th Jan., Sec Lieut Lawrence Castell Stanley Tatham, RFC, BA Trinity College, Cambridge, the dearly loved second surviving son of the late Stanley Tatham, of Branksome Park, Bournemouth, and of Frances Emma Constance Tatham, at 2 St George's Court, Gloucester-road, SW, in his 23rd. year [The Times, 15 Jan 1918]
    • Lawrence Castell Stanley Tatham. The Knoll, 1910-1912. Died aged 22, January l0th, 1918 Second son of the late Stanley Tatham, of Branksome Park, Bournemouth West, and of his wife, Frances Emma Constance Tatham, of 2 St. George's Court, Gloucester Road, S.W. Trinity College, Cambridge.
      2nd Lieutenant Tatham, who on account of ill-health had previously only been able to do Red Cross work in England and France, joined the Royal Air Force in June, 1917, getting his 'Wings' in the following December. He went to France in October, 1917. On January 10th, 1918, he had been taking observations over the German lines, when he was hit by a shell and fell on Vimy Ridge. His Major wrote : "He was keen and thoroughly conscientious in all his jobs and was doing very well indeed at Observing. I could trust him always to try his hardest to carry out his work. He is a great loss to our Squadron and our Mess, in which he was universally liked. We are all sorry to lose him, and we now honour his memory and keep him in our thoughts as one of our heroes." His Flight Commander wrote :"I felt his loss keenly, his cheerfulness and example were a lesson to us all." [Harrow Memorials of the Great War, Philip Lee Warner, Medici Society, London, 1920]
    Lawrence Castell Stanley Tatham (1895-1918)
    Lawrence Castell Stanley Tatham (1895-1918)
    Royal Flying Corps Casualty Report, 10 Jan 1918
    Lawrence Castell Stanley Tatham (1895-1918)
    Lawrence Castell Stanley Tatham (1895-1918)
    Miniature portrait
    Burial aft 10 Jan 1918  Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    • Tatham, 2nd Lt. Lawrence Castell Stanley, General List and 5th Royal Flying Corps. Shot whilst flying 10th Jan., 1918. Age 22. Son of Mrs. F. E. C. Tatham and the late Stanley Tatham. Grave V.E.22. "Until the day dawns and the shadows flee away". [CWGC]
    • Commemorated on war memorial on south wall of Trinity College Chapel
    Probate 10 Aug 1918  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 7,805 16s. 3d.  [10
    • Tatham Lawrence Castell Stanley of 2 St. Georges-court Gloucester-road South Kensington Middlesex second-lieutenant R.F.C. died 10 January 1918 in France Administration London 10 August to Frances Emma Constance Tatham [mother] widow. Effects 7805 16s. 3d. [NPC]
    Person ID I1726  Tatham | Crew branch, Morris branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2015 

    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   [3, 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 - 03 Jun 1895 - Montrose, London Rd, Bromley, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Mr Mayo's (The Knoll) - 1910 - 1912 - Harrow School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - Montana, Burton Rd, Branksome Park Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1912 - 1915 - Trinity College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - abt 1915 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 1918 - 2 St George's Court, Gloucester Rd, South Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Killed in action - 10 Jan 1918 - Vimy Ridge, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - aft 10 Jan 1918 - Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 7,805 16s. 3d. - 10 Aug 1918 - London Link to Google Earth
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    Lawrence Castell Stanley Tatham (1895-1918)
    Lawrence Castell Stanley Tatham (1895-1918)

  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Bromley, 2Q1895.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 5 b Bromley

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

    4. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 05 Jun 1895.

    5. [S20] School and College Registers, Harrow.

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.

    7. [S05] The Times, death notice, 15 Jan 1918.

    8. [S29] Medal Index Cards WW1.

    9. [S34] Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    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.