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Archibald Angus Leuchars Tatham

Male 1921 - 1941  (19 years)



  • Name Archibald Angus Leuchars Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Known as "Archie" 
    Birth 22 Dec 1921  Greytown, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3
    • On the 22nd Dec., at Greytown, Natal, the wife of Norman L. Tatham -- a son Archibald Angus. (By cable.) [The Times] [3]
    Education abt 1931  Greytown, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; St David's  [2
    Education abt 1933  Cordwalles Preparatory School, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Education abt 1935  Michaelhouse, Balgowan, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Military Service 1941  2nd Lieut, 1st Fighter Squadron, South African Air Force  [2, 4, 5
    Death 02 Aug 1941  Tobruk, Libya Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Killed in action  [1, 2, 4
    • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
      Memorial: Alamein Memorial
      Reference: Column 246.
      Name: Tatham, Archibald Angus Leuchars
      Nationality: South African
      Rank: Lieutenant
      Regiment/Service: South African Air Force
      Unit: 1 Sqdn.
      Age: 19
      Date of Death: 02/08/1941
      Service No: 103237
      Additional Information: Son of Norman L. and Jean M. Tatham, of Greytown, Natal, South Africa.
    • The Roll of Honour: Air Force Casualties. The Air Ministry regrets to announce the following casualties on various dates. The next-of-kin have been informed.
      Casualties "in action" are due to flying operations against the enemy.
      South African Air Force: previously reported missing, now presumed killed in action: Tatham, 2nd Lt A A L [The Times, 13 Nov 1942]
    Burial   No known grave Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Person ID I2024  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2012 

    Father Norman Leuchars Tatham,   b. Aug 1892, Greytown, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Jean Murray Angus,   b. 11 Nov 1898, Chile Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1977, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Marriage 15 Feb 1921  St James, Greytown, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [7, 8
    • Met in France during WW1, where she nursed him after a gas attack in the trenches. [6]
    • Witnesses: G Leuchars; Chas J Stein; M Layman.
    Norman Leuchars Tatham (1892-1953) & Jean Murray Angus (1898-1977)
    Norman Leuchars Tatham (1892-1953) & Jean Murray Angus (1898-1977)
    Marriage certificate
    Family ID F0451  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 22 Dec 1921 - Greytown, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - St David's - abt 1931 - Greytown, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1933 - Cordwalles Preparatory School, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1935 - Michaelhouse, Balgowan, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Killed in action - 02 Aug 1941 - Tobruk, Libya Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S61] Jim Duggan.

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

    3. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 31 Dec 1921.

    4. [S05] The Times, death notice, 13 Nov 1942.

    5. [S34] Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    6. [S03] Family Members, HJG.

    7. [S36] Marriage Certificate, 15 Feb 1921.

    8. [S63] Gill Tatham.