Children of Amelia and Edward Tanton

01. Edwin John Tanton

1868-05-12 b. Cage Lane, Chatham, Kent Royal Navy, Registers of Seamen's Services; GRO index; censuses; 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101) gives 1868-05-13
1871 living with his family at 12 Middle St, Gillingham, Kent TNA: RG 10/912 f52 p31
1881 scholar, living with his family at 1 Butlers Gardens, Gillingham TNA: RG 11/893 f69 p40
1887-07-14/1899-09-02 served in Royal Navy; 5'7", brown hair, blue eyes, ruddy complexion Royal Navy, Registers of Seamen's Services
1887-07-14/1887-10-17 stoker on the Pembroke
1887-10-18/1890-10-30 stoker on the Hotspur
1887-12-31/1897-12-31 character V.G.
1890-10-31/1890-12-15 stoker on the Pembroke
1890-12-16/1893-12-31 stoker on the Mohawk; leading stoker from 1898-09-02
1894-01-01/1895-05-16 leading stoker on the Pembroke
1894-12-23 m. Eleanor Mary Wilson (1876–1941, b. Buttevant, Co. Cork, Ireland, d. of George and Annie (Hayes) Wilson), at St Mary's church, Chatham GRO index; "England Marriages, 1538–1973", database, FamilySearch: 13 March 2020, Edwin Lanton, 1894; RG 14/3902 RD47 ED18 SN38; Irish Roman Catholic parish baptisms
Children: Edwin George (1895–1978), Eleanor Annie (1897–1898), Frederick Ernest P. (1900–1980), Norah Eileen (1902–1983), Archibald John (1906–1992), Gwendoline Bessie (1908–1974), James M. (cal 1910 – 1913), and Amelia Annie (1910–2006), all b. Chatham GRO index; RG 14/3902 RD47 ED18 SN38
1895-05-17/1898-01-19 leading stoker on the Repulse Royal Navy, Registers of Seamen's Services
1898-01-20/1898-02-14 leading stoker on the Pembroke
1898-02-15/1899-05-05 leading stoker on the Thetis
1898-12-31 character Good; C.S. expired
1899-05-06/1899-10-19 leading stoker on the Pembroke II
1899-10-20/1901-09-05 leading stoker on the Severn; chief stoker from 1900-09-02
1899-12-31/1909-09-18 character V.G.
1901-09-06/1901-10-23 chief stoker on the Pembroke II
1901-10-24/1904-11-12 chief stoker on the Shearwater
1904-11-13/1906-02-19 chief stoker on the Pembroke II
1906-02-20/1907-04-30 chief stoker on the Sapphire II
1907-05-01/1907-11-12 chief stoker on the Blenheim
1907-11-13/1909-06-02 chief stoker on the Blake
1909-06-03/1909-09-08 chief stoker on the Tyne
1909-09-11 joined R.F.R. Chatham
1909-09-06 of 68 Gordon Road, Chatham; informant of the death of his father-in-law, George Baliff Wilson Blyth Family Tree
1911 worker laborer, naval pensioner, H.M. naval barracks, worker, living with his family in 5 rooms at 15 Rhode Street, Chatham RG 14/3902 RD47 ED18 SN38
1914-08-02/1915-08-06 on the Pembroke II Royal Navy, Registers of Seamen's Services
1914-12-31/1918-12-31 character V.G.
1915-08-07/1916-10-12 on the Latona
1916-10-13/1919-02-14 on the Pembroke II
1916-12-31 demobilized
1920-09-16 Fr. medal; paid War Gratuity
1939-09-29 boiler attendant unemployed, living with his wife and their youngest child at 14 Mill Rd, Gillingham, Kent 1939 England and Wales Register

 


02. Alice Elizabeth Tanton

cal 1870-11 b. Chatham, Kent TNA: RG 10/912 f52 p31; TNA: RG 11/893 f69 p40
1871 living with her family at 12 Middle St, Gillingham, Kent RG 10/912 f52 p31
1881 scholar, living with her family at 1 Butlers Gardens, Gillingham TNA: RG 11/893 f69 p40
1891 not found in census  
1891 Q2 m. Frederick Preston (1870–1945, b. Medway RD), in Medway RD GRO index
Child: Fred Ernest (1892 – after 1901), b. Chatham GRO index; RG 13/726 f110 p30
1901 not found in census  
1911
1939-09-29 not found in 1939 Register 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
1953-04-07 of St Josephs Homes, Belle Vue-road, Leeds, Yorkshire; d. Leeds RD GRO index; National Probate Register
1953-05-29 will proved at Wakefield by James Frederick Wallace Dalby, export clerk; effects £316 4s. 11d. National Probate Register


03. John William Tanton

1873 Q2 b. St Mary's, Chatham, Kent GRO index; British Army WWI Pension Records; TNA: RG 11/893 f69 p40
1873-07-23 bapt. St Paul, Chatham "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: accessed 5 June 2016, John William Tanton, 23 Jul 1873; citing ST PAUL, CHATHAM, KENT, reference FHL microfilm 992,460
1881 scholar, living with his family at 1 Butlers Gardens, Gillingham, Kent TNA: RG 11/893 f69 p40
1890-06-28 labourer, enlisted at Canterbury, private, no 3144, East Kent Regt: the Buffs; 5'5", 125 lbs, chest 34/36", fresh complexion, grey eyes, lt brown hair, CofE, scar left side of abdomen, scar left side of jaw; certified fit for the regular army British Army WWI Pension Records
1890-10-01 posted
1891 private—infantry, serving with battalion, of East Kent Regiment of Foot, Farnborough, Hampshire; as William John RG 12/955 f19 p16
1893-01-31 appointed lce corporal British Army WWI Pension Records
1893-10-19 passed professional examination for rank of corporal; at a subsequent date qualified for employment as telephone clerk
1893-11-06 granted 1d. GC pay
1894-12-11 3rd class certificate of education
1895-01-16 promoted corporal
1895-05-10 arrived Waterford station
1896-02-11/-03-21 in hospital, contusion (testicle); prescribed rest & evaporating lotion; court of enquiry held; opinion: due to accident on duty
1896-05-09 arrived Kilworth Camp
1896-07-04 arrived Kilkenny
1896-07-20 awaiting trial
1896-07-24 convicted of absence etc. & reduced to the ranks; forfeits 1d. G.C. pay; granted 1d. G.C. pay on reduction from corporal
1896-10-08/-10-22 in hospital, gum boil; cold—severe. R. Gargles—incision. Tonics.
1897-01-24 restored 2d. G.C. pay
1897-03-21/-03-31 in hospital, boil; Idiopathic. Tried R. Poultices & Carbolic Dressing
1897-06-28 transferred 1st class A Reserve Sec B, private
1899-12-04 recalled to army service & posted private
1899-12-22/1902-07-08 apparently embarked on S.S. Gurka; served in South Africa; entitled to S. African Medal 1899/1902
1901 not found in census (is presumably in South Africa)  
1902-08-11 discharged 1st period of engagement British Army WWI Pension Records
1902-11-24 attestation for Two years Garrison duty with the Colours: riveter, 5'6½", 139 lbs, chest 36–39", sallow complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair, CofE; scar left side abdomen, left side jaw, right side nose; fit for Army service at home or in the Mediterranean or other non-tropical stations
1902-11-26 posted
1903-11-05 forfeits 1d. G.C. pay
1903-11-20 posted pte
1903-11-20/1905-12-14 served in Halifax, N.S.
1904-04-25 permitted to extended [sic] service with the colors for 2 years; granted Service Pay Class II higher rate 5d.
1904-06-04 appointed Lce Cpl 5 Btn; granted Service Pay Class I higher rate 7d.
1904-06-24 second class certificate of education
1904-07-15 ceases to draw pay of rank whilst employed
1904-11-08 resumes pay of rank
1904-11-05 restored two Good Conduct Badges
1905-07-22 permitted to extend his service with the Colors for One Year
1905-09-30 elected to be discharged from the Royal Garrison Regiment
1905-12-16 discharged
1911 general labourer, HM Dockyard, government, worker, living with his family in 5 rooms at 37 New Cross Street, Chatham RG 14/3900 RD47 ED16 SN264
1913 Q4 m. Mildred Elizabeth Newman (1883–1978, b. Oakham RD), in Medway RD GRO index
Children: Frederick J.J. (1916 – ?), Rosalie K.E. (1929 – ?), both b. Medway RD
1919-02-20 119th Protection Coy. Royal Defence Corps, Serjeant, 22450; d. Mil. Hos., Chatham; as William John; "Remembered with honour" UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects; GRO index
1919-06-20 war gratuity of £12 5s. paid to widow Mildred E. UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects
  bur. in grave 1526, Fort Pitt Military Cemetery, Chatham CWGC

 


04. Eleanor Ruth Tanton

1875 Q4 b. Chatham, Kent GRO index; TNA: RG 11/893 f69 p40
1881-01-26 bapt. St Paul, Chatham "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: accessed 5 June 2016, Eleanor Ruth Tanton, 26 Jan 1881; citing Chatham, Kent, reference item 2 p 187; FHL microfilm 1,473,668
1881 living with her family at 1 Butlers Gardens, Gillingham, Kent TNA: RG 11/893 f69 p40
1891 living with her family and a lodger at 17 Cross St, Chatham; as Ellen RG 12/662 f115 p24
  m. Benjamin H. Willis (1869 – after 1939, stoker, RN) RG 13/729 f92 p18; RG14PN3900 RG78PN149 RD47 SD1 ED16 SN264; 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
Children: Benjamin Harry (1897–1955) and Alice Amelia (1899–1973), both b. Chatham GRO index; RG 13/729 f92 p18
1901 living with her children in 4 rooms at 34 Mount, Chatham RG 13/729 f92 p18
1911 not found in census  
1939-09-29 not found in 1939 Register; husband living with his son at 8 Eldon Street, Chatham 1939 England and Wales Register


05. Charles Robert Tanton

1877-12-27 b. Chatham, Kent GRO index; TNA: RG 11/893 f69 p40; Tanton Family Tree
1881 living with his family at 1 Butlers Gardens, Gillingham, Kent TNA: RG 11/893 f69 p40
1891 errand boy, living with his family and a lodger at 17 Cross St, Chatham RG 12/662 f115 p24
1901 not found in census RG 13/
1903 Q3 m. Mary Ann Edwards (1883–1926, b. Anders[t]on, Scotland), in Medway RD; as Charles Norman Tanton GRO index; RG 14/3900 RD47 ED16 SN 226; Tanton Family Tree
Children: Charles Edward (1903–1994), George Albert (1905–1936), Alice Eva (1907–1939), Edward (cal 1910 – ?), and Walter Ernest (1912–1969), all b. Chatham GRO index; RG 14/3900 RD47 ED16 SN 226; British Royal Navy Seamen
1911 general laborer, government dockyard, worker, living with his family in 4 rooms at 19 Cross Street, Chatham RG 14/3900 RD47 ED16 SN 226
1931-10-31 d. Malling RD; as Charles N. Tanton GRO index; Tanton Family Tree

 


06. George James Tanton

cal 1880-11 b. Chatham, Kent TNA: RG 11/893 f69 p40
1881-01-26 bapt. St Paul, Chatham "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: accessed 5 June 2016, George James Tanton, 26 Jan 1881; citing Chatham, Kent, reference item 2 p 187; FHL microfilm 1,473,668
1881 living with his family at 1 Butlers Gardens, Gillingham, Kent TNA: RG 11/893 f69 p40
1891 living with his family and a lodger at 17 Cross St, Chatham RG 12/662 f115 p24
1901 soldier, cavalry, of Holmstone Camp, Lydd, Kent RG 13/857 f73 p7
1911 unemployed general labourer, worker, living with his family in 5 rooms at 37 New Cross Street, Chatham RG 14/3900 RD47 ED16 SN264
1915-05-13 private 7803, 1st Bn, Somerset Light Infantry; killed in action at Ypres UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls
  entitled to the Victory and British War Medals, and the 1914 Star
1915-08-20 war gratuity of £12 5s. 1d. paid to his mother; a further £5 on 7 July 1919 UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects
  "Remembered with honour" on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Commonwealth War Graves Commission


07. Thomas Henry Tanton

1883-02-23 b. Chatham, Kent GRO index; "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: accessed 5 June 2016, Thomas Henry Tanton, 03 May 1892, citing reference yrs 1888-1894 p 60, FHL microfilm 1,473,650; TNA: RG 12/662 f115 p24; 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101) gives 1883-02-24
1892-05-03 bapt. St Mary, Chatham FamilySearch
1891 living with her family and a lodger at 17 Cross St, Chatham RG 12/662 f115 p24
1901-01-24 revettor; enlisted at Chatham in the Royal Horse & Field Artillery; 5 ft 7 in, 176 lbs; minimum chest 35 in with expansion to 37 in; fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair; Wesleyan; three scars back of neck on right side; joined at Woolwich British Army service record
1901 began service with Royal Horse & Field Artillery, regimental number 14045/R.F.A. Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 17601920
1901-01-24/-11-08 served at home  
1901-03-12 posted gunner British Army service record
1901 gunner, of the Deepcut Barracks, 50th Brigade Division, Royal Field Artillery, Frimley, Surrey RG 13/609 f167 p5
1901-11-09/1902-10-15 served in South Africa  
1901-11-09 posted gunner British Army service record
1902-02-03
1902-10-16/1909-02-23 served in India
1901/1902 awarded Queen's medal with clasps 'Cape Colony,' 'Orange Free State,' and 'Transvaal'; and 'South Africa 1901' and 'South Africa 1902' medals
1903-01-24 granted GC Pay @ 1d
1905-06-28 extended service to complete 8 years with the Colours; elects R. warrant A.O. 66 of '02; granted class II service pay @ 4d
1905-11-01 forfeited 1st G.C badge
1906-11-08 restored I G.C. badge
1907-06-07 forfeited all Service Pay (Physical Inefficiency)
1907-07-05 restored Cl. II Ser Pay @ 4d
1907-09-23 forfeited 1 G.C. badge
1909-02-24/1913-01-23 served at home
1909-02-26 transferred Army Res
1911 hamerman for steam engine makers, Aveling Porters Strood, worker, living with his family in 5 rooms at 37 New Cross Street, Chatham RG 14/3900 RD47 ED16 SN264
1913-01-23 discharged Gr 1st Period British Army service record
1915-10-15/1919 served successively as private G/6948 Royal West Kent Regiment, 28573 Royal Dublin Fusiliers, and 273983 Royal Engineers; first served in the Balkans UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls; British Army Medal Rolls Index Cards
1919-04-28 riveter at HM Dockyard, of 34 Cross Street, Rochester, Kent; m. Thurza Ellen Wigley (1889–1978, née Marchant, b. Medway RD), in Medway RD GRO index; Giles and Wigley families of Kent
Child: Winifred Florence (1913–1987), b. Medway RD GRO index
1939-09-29 ship plate riveter, living with his wife at 38 Queen St, Rochester 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
1954-06-03 handyman at military barracks; d. 38 Queen Street, Rochester GRO index; Giles and Wigley families of Kent

 


08. Ernest Benjamin Tanton

1885-12-15 b. Chatham, Kent GRO index; "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: accessed 5 June 2016, Ernest Benjamin Tanton, 25 Mar 1890; citing reference yrs 1888-1894 p 25; FHL microfilm 1,473,650; TNA: RG 13/726 f110 p30
1890-03-25 bapt. St Mary, Chatham FamilySearch
1891 living with his family at 17 Cross St, Chatham RG 12/662 f115 p24
1901 rivet boy, worker, of 34 Cross St, Chatham, Kent, living with his family, nephew Fred Preston, and great-uncle William Tunbridge as lodger TNA: RG 13/726 f110 p30
1911 unemployed general labourer, worker, living with his family in 5 rooms at 37 New Cross Street, Chatham RG 14/3900 RD47 ED16 SN264
1920-02-19 gunner 39978, R.F.A., entitled to the Victory and British War Medals UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls
1939-09-29 not found in 1939 Register 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
1970 Q4 d. Chatham RD GRO index


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