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Mordaunt Henry Shaw Christopher

Male 1919 - 1941  (22 years)



  • Name Mordaunt Henry Shaw Christopher  [1, 2
    Birth 23 May 1919  Westwood House, West Bergholt Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3
    • On the 23rd May, at Westwood House, West Bergholt, Essex, the wife of C. Mordaunt Christopher, of a son. [3]
    Military Service abt 1940 - 1941  Sub-Lieutenant, RNVR  [4
    • Service record:
      Apr 1940: served on a trawler (Norway).
      21 Nov 1940 - Feb 1941: HMS Pytchley (destroyer).
      1941: submarine course.
      1941: British Naval Liaison Officer, [Free] French submarine "Rubis"..
      1941: Dutch submarine.
      - 17 Nov 1941: HM Submarine P 38.
    Residence - 1940  Highbullen, Umberleigh Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Decoration 06 Sep 1940  DSM  [4
    • for conduct at Molde Fjord
    Death 17 Nov 1941  At sea Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Died while on active service - presumed drowned  [4, 5
    • Deaths on Active Service: Christopher -- In Nov., 1941, officially presumed drowned, Sub.-Lieut. Henry Mordaunt Shaw Christopher, D.S.M., R.N.V.R., dearly loved elder son of the late Charles Mordant d'Aguilar Christopher and Mrs. C. O. E. Christopher. R.I.P. [The Times, 03 Dec 1941]
    • Died three months before sinking of HM Submarine P 38 off Tripoli on 23 Feb 1942.
    Person ID I2755  Tatham | Christopher branch | Descendant
    Last Modified 02 Mar 2014 

    Father Charles Mordaunt de Aguilar Christopher,   b. 03 Jul 1887, Castletown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1928, Cottage Hospital, Beckenham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Corinne Odette Eglé Shaw,   b. abt Aug 1891, Sand Hey, Great Meols, Hoylake Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft Apr 1968  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Engagement 14 Mar 1918    [6
    • A marriage has been arranged between Lieutenant C Mordaunt Christopher, Royal Field Artillery, only son of the late Henry Seton Christopher, J.P., and Corinne Odette Eglé, only daughter of the late William Otho Nicholson Shaw, J.P., of Arrowe Hall, Cheshire, and Mrs. Shaw, of Westwood House, West Bergholt, Essex. [The Times, 14 Mar 1918]
    Marriage 18 Apr 1918  Brompton Oratory, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 7, 8
    Family ID F0710  Family Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Christopher family website.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Lexden, 2Q1919.

    3. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 26 May 1919.

    4. [S05] The Times, death notice, 03 Dec 1941.
      age 22

    5. [S46] Navy Lists & Records, RNVR Officers.
      website accessed 19 May 2011

    6. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 14 Mar 1918.

    7. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Kensington, 2Q1918.

    8. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 20 Apr 1918.