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Alfred Walter Buchanan

Male 1901 - 1989  (88 years)



  • Name Alfred Walter Buchanan  [1, 2, 3
    Known as "Walter" 
    Birth 27 Mar 1901  Selworthy Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3
    Residence 31 Mar 1901  Selworthy Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Occupation abt 1921 -  Army Officer, Worcestershire Regiment  [4
    Post/Rank/Title 14 Jul 1923 -  Lieutenant  [4
    • still Lieut. in 1935 [Army List; Phone book]
    Marriage 22 Dec 1932  St Leonard, Hythe Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 6
    Alice Rosemary Lawford,   b. 22 Nov 1912, Shanghai, China Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 2000, Surrey W Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1935  Shrubbery Close, Farnborough Rd, Farnborough, Hants Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Death Oct 1989  Surrey S W Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Notes 
    • Previous engagement: An engagement is announced between Alfred Walter Buchanan, The Worcester Regiment, eldest son of the Rev. A. E. and Mrs. Buchanan, of Pedmore Rectory, Worcestershire, and Maria Gertrude, second daughter of the late John Stapleton Martin, M.A., barrister-at-law, and Mrs. Stapleton Martin, The Firs, Norton, Worcester. [The Times, 17 Mar 1927]
    Person ID I2669  Tatham | Richmond branch | Descendant
    Last Modified 03 Nov 2014 

    Father Alfred Edward Buchanan,   b. abt Feb 1872, Potterne Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 1950, 6 Blandford Avenue, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Margaret Agnes Stevens,   b. 06 Apr 1877, Anlaby, Eastfield Park, Weston-super-Mare Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Aug 1956, Restholme Nursing Home, Woodstock Rd, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Marriage 12 Jun 1900  Christ Church, Weston-super-Mare Find all individuals with events at this location   [8, 9, 10
    • Yesterday afternoon a numerous congregation assembled at the parish church to witness the marriage of the Rev Alfred Edward Buchanan, rector of Selworthy, Somerset (youngest son of the Archdeacon of Wilts), and Miss Margaret Agnes Stevens (daughter of the Rev M. O. Stevens, of Anlaby, Weston-super-Mare). The chancel was decorated with much taste with bloom and foliage. The ceremony was performed by the Ven Archdeacon Buchanan, assisted by the Rev C. H. Chase, M.A. (uncle of the bride and vicar of St. Minven, Cornwall), and the Rector (Prebendary De Salis). The service, which was full choral, opened with "O God our help." The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dress of ivory Duchesse satin, the train being draped with old Limerick lace (the gift of her father), with sprays of orange blossom and heather. The bodice was also draped with lace, with transparent neck and sleeves of ruched chiffon, with Brussels lace and tulle veil, and a wreath of orange blossoms and heather. She also wore a pearl pendant, and carried a magnificent bouquet of white exotics, the gifts of the bridegroom; also a gold and pearl bracelet, the gift of her brother, who is now in South Africa. The bride was attended by six bridesmaids - Miss Eva Stevens and Miss Katherlne Bailey (cousins), Miss Dorothy Buchanan (sister of the bridegroom), Miss Edith Bridges, and two juveniles, cousins of the bride (Misses J. Stevens and Maud Jones). The senior bridesmaids wore gowns of white soie de chine, with transparent yokes of yellow chiffon, covered with fine white lace, and soft yellow fichus at the side. They wore picture hats trimmed with white crinoline and large ostrich feathers, also gold curb chain bracelets, with monogram and padlock, the gifts of the bridegroom. They also carried shower bouquets of yellow marguerites. The juvenile bridesmaids were prettily attired in dresses of the same material as the seniors, trimmed with lace and lovers' knots formed of yellow bebe ribbon. Their hats were of drawn chiffon with ostrich feathers. They also wore gold and pearl brooches, the gift of the bridegroom, and carried baskets of marguerites. Mr Walter Buchanan (brother of the bridegroom) officiated as best man. "O, Perfect Love," and "Thine for ever" were effectively rendered by the choir, and at the close the "Festive March" (Clark) and Mendelssohn's " Wedding March" were played on the organ by Mr. Bentell. A reception was subsequently held at the Grand Atlantic hotel, and later in the day the happy couple left for the North of England. The presents numbered over 200, and included one from the St. John's Sunday School Bible Class, also from the bellringers and choir and Sunday School at Selworthy. [Bristol Mercury, 13 Jun 1900]
    Notes 
    • Apr 1911: 5 ch incl 1 died
    Family ID F0683  Family Group Sheet

    Family Alice Rosemary Lawford,   b. 22 Nov 1912, Shanghai, China Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 2000, Surrey W Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Engagement 17 Sep 1932    [11
    • A marriage has been arranged, and will take place in December, between Mr. Alfred Walter Buchanan, The Worcestershire Regiment, eldest son of the Rev. E. E. Buchanan and Mrs. Buchanan, of Pedmore Rectory, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, and A. Rosemary Lawford, younger daughter of Mr. L. H. Lawford, Commissioner of Customs, Shanghai, and Mrs. Lawford. [11]
    Marriage 22 Dec 1932  St Leonard, Hythe Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 6
    • On Dec 22, 1932, at St Leonards, Hythe, Alfred Walter Buchanan, The Worcestershire Regiment, eldest son of the Rev. A. E. Buchanan and Mrs. Buchanan, to Rosemary, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Lawford, of Shanghai. [5]
    Notes 
    • no children birth regs found in BMD index
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F1312  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 27 Mar 1901 - Selworthy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 31 Mar 1901 - Selworthy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 22 Dec 1932 - St Leonard, Hythe Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 22 Dec 1932 - St Leonard, Hythe Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Shrubbery Close, Farnborough Rd, Farnborough, Hants Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Oct 1989 - Surrey S W Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Williton, 2Q1901.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age < 1m

    3. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Surrey S W, Oct 1989.
      b 27 Mar 1901

    4. [S37] Army Lists & Records, Army List, Mar 1935.

    5. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 27 Dec 1932.

    6. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Elham, 4Q1932.

    7. [S17] Telephone Directories.

    8. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Axbridge, 2Q1900.

    9. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 10 yrs

    10. [S11] Newspaper, Bristol Mercury, 13 Jun 1900.
      wedding report

    11. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 17 Sep 1932.