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Michael Thomas Lean Wilkinson

Male abt 1904 - 1943  (~ 38 years)



  • Name Michael Thomas Lean Wilkinson  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth abt Nov 1904  Isle of Wight Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 5, 6
    Residence Apr 1911  9 Charlton Park Terrace, Old Charlton Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Occupation Mar 1935  Malaya Find all individuals with events at this location ; Lieutenant, Royal Engineers  [7
    • seniority 28 Jan 1927
    Occupation Oct 1941  Major, 287 Field Coy, Royal Engineers  [1, 8
    Residence Oct 1941  Green Cottage, Worlington Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Marriage 07 Oct 1941  All Saints, Worlington Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 4
    Elizabeth Susan Tatham,   b. 13 Nov 1909, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 2001, Richmond-upon-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 04 Aug 1943  Singapore Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Shot while attempting to escape  [4, 5, 8
    • bet 03 and 05 Aug 1943 [CWGC]
    • Deaths on Active Service: Wilkinson -- Unofficially reported shot while attempting to escape from a prisoner-of-war camp in 1943, A/Lieut-Col Michael Thomas Lean Wilkinson, Royal Engineers, aged 39, younger son of Brigadier M L Wilkinson, CBE, late Royal Artillery, of Marlow, Bucks, and dear husband of Susan (née Tatham), of 24 Malvern Court, SW7 [The Times, 19 Oct 1945]
    Burial   No known grave Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    • Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Column 37, in Kranji War Cemetery.
    Person ID I2818  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2012 

    Father Maurice Lean Wilkinson,   b. abt Aug 1873, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1946, Oxford Cottage, Marlow Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Margaret Constance Knight,   b. abt 1879, Bobbing Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 May 1938, Oxford Cottage, Marlow Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Marriage 26 Jun 1900  St Michael, Sittingbourne Find all individuals with events at this location   [9, 10, 11
    • banns published 03, 10, 17 Jun 1900, certificate given for marriage St Michael, Sittingbourne, 26 Jun 1900
    • On the 26th June, 1900, at St. Michael's Church, Sittingbourne, Kent, by the Rev. George Frederick Eyre, M.A., Vicar of Far Forest, cousin of the bride, assisted by the Rev. E. W. Carpenter, Vicar of Milton, and Rev. T. G. Lushington, Vicar of the parish, Maurice Lean Wilkinson, Captain Royal Artillery, eldest son of Thomas Lean Wilkinson, of 63, Harcourt-terrace, S.W., and the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-law, and Margaret Constance, youngest daughter of the late Richard Lake Knight, of Bobbing Place, and of Mrs. Knight, of The Lawn, Sittingbourne. [The Times]
    Notes 
    • 2 children as at Apr 1911. elder son Patrick Lean Wilkinson b Shoeburyness abt 1902 [11]
    Family ID F0737  Family Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Susan Tatham,   b. 13 Nov 1909, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 2001, Richmond-upon-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Marriage 07 Oct 1941  All Saints, Worlington Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 4
    • The marriage between Major M T L Wilkinson RE and Miss E S Tatham will take place on Tuesday October 7, at Worlington, Suffolk. <[The Times 30 Sep 1941]
    • On 07 Oct 1941, at All Saints, Worlington, Suffolk, Major Michael Thomas Lean Wilkinson, RE, younger son of Brigadier M L Wilkinson CBE (late RA), of Marlow, Bucks, to Elizabeth Susan Tatham, 24 Malvern Court, SW 7. Present address: The Green Cottage, Worlington, Suffolk. [The Times 09 Oct 1941]
    • The marriage took place on Tuesday, at Worlington Church, Suffolk, of Major Michael Thomas Lean Wilkinson, Royal Engineers, son of Brigadier M. L. Wilkinson, Oxford Cottage, Marlow, Bucks, and Miss Elizabeth Susan Tatham, daughter of Mrs. Charles Tatham, Green Cottage, Worlington. The Rev. R. P. Johnston officiated, and the bride was given away by her mother. <[The Times, 09 Oct 1941]
    Notes 
    • No known children
    Last Modified 04 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F0736  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - abt Nov 1904 - Isle of Wight Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - 9 Charlton Park Terrace, Old Charlton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lieutenant, Royal Engineers - Mar 1935 - Malaya Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Oct 1941 - Green Cottage, Worlington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 07 Oct 1941 - All Saints, Worlington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 07 Oct 1941 - All Saints, Worlington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Shot while attempting to escape - 04 Aug 1943 - Singapore Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 09 Oct 1941.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Newmarket, 4Q1941.

    3. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg IOW, 4Q1904.

    4. [S28] Family Bible, Meaburn Tathams.

    5. [S05] The Times, death notice, 19 Oct 1945.
      age 39 in 1943

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 6 b IOW

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

    8. [S34] Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    9. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Milton, 3Q1900.

    10. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 28 Jun 1900.

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