Knightley Trevor Barlow

M, b. 29 January 1897, d. June 1979
Reference5354
Last Edited9 May 2017
     Knightley Trevor Barlow was born on 29 January 1897 in Southwark, London, England.1 He was the son of Henry Goodeve Barlow and Mary Jane Poole. He was the son of Henry Goodeve Barlow and Mary Jane Barlow in the 1911 census in 99 Barry Road, East Dulwich, London, England.2 He married Evelyn Rogers. On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Knightley was listed as living at 34 Rosemont Road, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, England with his wife Evelyn. Knightley was a Scientific researcher in the Optical field.3 Knightley sailed from Southampton on 13 April 1949 on the Queen Mary bound for New York. He gave his address as 10/12 Captual Avenue EC2 and stated he was a scientist He returned on board Queen Elizabeth arriving in Southampton in 18 May 1949, his occupation was listed as scientific research and he gave his address as 34 Rosemont Road in Richmond.4 Knightley travelled on board Queen Elizabeth leaving Southampton on 8 December 1952 bound for New York . He gave his address as Statler Hotel in New York.5 He returned on board Queen Mary which left New York on 7 January 1953 arriving in Southampton on 12 January 1953.6 Knightley was once again on his travels when on 9 February 1953 he was on United States leaving Southampton arriving in New York on 14 February, he once again gave Statler Hotel, New York as his address.5 His wife Evelyn died in 1962 in Surrey, England.7 He died in June 1979 in Surrey, England, at age 82.8 Knightley and Evelyn are buried under the same gravestone in Cheam Cemetery.9

Family

Evelyn Rogers b. 24 Dec 1897, d. 1962
Children

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1897/Q1 St Olave Volume 1d Page 283.
  2. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN2468 RG78PN83 RD27 SD2 ED9 SN338.
  3. [S41939] National Register - Find My Past- 29 September 1939 RG101/1381F/006.
  4. [S7] Ancestry UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
  5. [S7] Ancestry New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
  6. [S7] Ancestry U.S., Departing Passenger and Crew Lists, 1914-1965.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes 1962/Q1 Surrey Northern Volume 5g Page 630.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes June 1979 Surrey South Eastern Volume 17 Page 0924.
  9. [S5135] E-mails between Renée Barlow and Jan Cooper from 1 Janaury 2014.

Evelyn Rogers

F, b. 24 December 1897, d. 1962
Reference5355
Last Edited9 May 2017
     Evelyn Rogers was born on 24 December 1897. She married Knightley Trevor Barlow, son of Henry Goodeve Barlow and Mary Jane Poole. On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Evelyn was listed as living at 34 Rosemont Road, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, England with her husband Knightley. Knightley was a Scientific researcher in the Optical field.1 She died in 1962 in Surrey, England.2 Knightley and Evelyn are buried under the same gravestone in Cheam Cemetery.3

Family

Knightley Trevor Barlow b. 29 Jan 1897, d. Jun 1979
Children

Sources

  1. [S41939] National Register - Find My Past- 29 September 1939 RG101/1381F/006.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1962/Q1 Surrey Northern Volume 5g Page 630.
  3. [S5135] E-mails between Renée Barlow and Jan Cooper from 1 Janaury 2014.

Raymond Guy Barlow

M, b. 20 March 1925, d. 21 October 2007
Reference5356
Last Edited8 Nov 2017
     Raymond Guy Barlow was born on 20 March 1925. He was the son of Knightley Trevor Barlow and Evelyn Rogers. He married Hazel Mary Caradine in Tasmania, Australia.1 He died on 21 October 2007 in The Mews Cottage, Sample Oak Lane, Blackheath, Surrey, England, at age 82.2 He was buried in Wonersh and Blackheath Cemetery, Wonersh, Surrey, England, their ashes are buried under plot C17.3

Family

Hazel Mary Caradine b. 1928, d. 25 Feb 2015
Children
  • Frances Barlow
  • Alison Barlow1
  • Andrew Barlow1
  • Alan Raymond Barlow
  • Sandra Barlow1

Sources

  1. [S5135] E-mails between Renée Barlow and Jan Cooper from 1 Janaury 2014.
  2. [S2] Surrey History Centre Parish Burial Register.
  3. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Gravestone.

Henry Goodeve Barlow

M, b. 1866, d. 2 May 1919
Reference5358
Last Edited7 May 2017
     Henry Goodeve Barlow was born in 1866 in Bengal, India. He was the son of John Francis Goodeve Barlow and Georgiana Torckler. He was the son of Georgiana Barlow in the 1881 census in 19 Hughendon Road, Clifton, Gloucestershire, England.1 He was the son of Georgiana Barlow in the 1891 census in 9 Peirrepont Street, Walcot, Somerset, England. Henry was a medical student.2 He married Mary Jane Poole on 15 February 1896 in St Magdalene, Bermondsey, London, England, after a licence had been issued. The ceremony was witnessed by Frederick Taylor and Ellen Taylor. Henry was a surgeon living at 47 Jamaica Road, his father John Francis Barlow was deceased but had been an Army Officer. Mary lived at 217 Ivydale Road, Nunhead. Her father George Poole was also dead but described as a Gentleman.3,4 He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census in 99 Barry Road, East Dulwich, London, England. Henry wasa medical practitioner living with his wife, son and one servant.5 He received the probate of the estate of Georgiana Barlow on 31 May 1915.6 He died on 2 May 1919 in 15 Clifton Terrace, Brighton, Sussex, England.6,7 His estate was probated on 1 July 1919 in Lewes to his widow Mary Jane Barlow. His effects were valued at £2,901 6s 8d.6

Family

Mary Jane Poole b. 1866
Child

Sources

  1. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 2482 Folio 79 Page 21.
  2. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 1934 Folio 12 Page 17.
  3. [S7] Ancestry London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1896/Q1 St Olave Volume 1d Page 300.
  5. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN2468 RG78PN83 RD27 SD2 ED9 SN338.
  6. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes 1919/Q2 Brighton Volume 2b Page 270.

Mary Jane Poole

F, b. 1866
Reference5359
Last Edited7 May 2017
     Mary Jane Poole was born in 1866 in Newent, Gloucestershire, England.1 She married Henry Goodeve Barlow, son of John Francis Goodeve Barlow and Georgiana Torckler, on 15 February 1896 in St Magdalene, Bermondsey, London, England, after a licence had been issued. The ceremony was witnessed by Frederick Taylor and Ellen Taylor. Henry was a surgeon living at 47 Jamaica Road, his father John Francis Barlow was deceased but had been an Army Officer. Mary lived at 217 Ivydale Road, Nunhead. Her father George Poole was also dead but described as a Gentleman.2,3 She was the wife of Henry Goodeve Barlow in the 1911 census in 99 Barry Road, East Dulwich, London, England. Henry wasa medical practitioner living with his wife, son and one servant.4 Her husband Henry died on 2 May 1919 in 15 Clifton Terrace, Brighton, Sussex, England.5,6 She received the probate of the estate of Henry Goodeve Barlow on 1 July 1919.5

Family

Henry Goodeve Barlow b. 1866, d. 2 May 1919
Child

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1866/Q2 Newent Volume 6a Page 229.
  2. [S7] Ancestry London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1896/Q1 St Olave Volume 1d Page 300.
  4. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN2468 RG78PN83 RD27 SD2 ED9 SN338.
  5. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1919/Q2 Brighton Volume 2b Page 270.

Hazel Mary Caradine1

F, b. 1928, d. 25 February 2015
Reference5360
Last Edited13 Oct 2017
     Hazel Mary Caradine was born in 1928. She married Raymond Guy Barlow, son of Knightley Trevor Barlow and Evelyn Rogers, in Tasmania, Australia.1 Her husband Raymond died on 21 October 2007 in The Mews Cottage, Sample Oak Lane, Blackheath, Surrey, England.2 She died on 25 February 2015 in Cedar Court, Cranleigh, Surrey, England.3 Her body was cremated on 13 August 2015 in Guildford Crematorium, Godalming, Surrey, England.2 She was buried in Wonersh and Blackheath Cemetery, Wonersh, Surrey, England, their ashes are buried under plot C17.4

Family

Raymond Guy Barlow b. 20 Mar 1925, d. 21 Oct 2007
Children
  • Frances Barlow
  • Alison Barlow1
  • Andrew Barlow1
  • Alan Raymond Barlow
  • Sandra Barlow1

Sources

  1. [S5135] E-mails between Renée Barlow and Jan Cooper from 1 Janaury 2014.
  2. [S2] Surrey History Centre Parish Burial Register.
  3. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Burial records.
  4. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Gravestone.

John Francis Goodeve Barlow

M, d. before 1881
Reference5361
Last Edited7 May 2017
     John Francis Goodeve Barlow married Georgiana Torckler on 15 July 1862 in Holy Trinity, Kensington, London, England, after a licence had been issued. The ceremony was witnessed by J H Goodeve, M G Barlow, HH Goodeve, Philadelphine Eskine Goodeve and L M Bell. John was in the BengaL army like his father also named John. Georgiana's father Peter Torckler was also in the Bengal Army. Both John and Georgiana gave their addresses as Upper Chelsea.1 He died before 1881.2

Family

Georgiana Torckler b. c 1839, d. 6 Mar 1915
Children

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921.
  2. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.

Georgiana Torckler

F, b. circa 1839, d. 6 March 1915
Reference5362
Last Edited20 Jan 2018
     Georgiana Torckler was born circa 1839 in Dum Dum, East Indies.1 She married John Francis Goodeve Barlow on 15 July 1862 in Holy Trinity, Kensington, London, England, after a licence had been issued. The ceremony was witnessed by J H Goodeve, M G Barlow, HH Goodeve, Philadelphine Eskine Goodeve and L M Bell. John was in the BengaL army like his father also named John. Georgiana's father Peter Torckler was also in the Bengal Army. Both John and Georgiana gave their addresses as Upper Chelsea.2 Her husband John died before 1881.1 She was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in 19 Hughendon Road, Clifton, Gloucestershire, England. Georgina was an annutant living with her children and two servants.3 She was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in 9 Peirrepont Street, Walcot, Somerset, England. Georgiana was living on her won means with her children.4 She was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in 2 Woodlands Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, England. Georgiana was living on her own means with her daughters and two servants.5 She was listed as head of household in the 1911 census in 2 Woodlands Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, England. Georgiana was living by private means with her two daughters and two servants. Isabella was listed as feeble minded since birth. She stated she had five children only four were still alive.6 She died on 6 March 1915 in 2 Woodlane Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, England.7,8 She was buried on 9 March 1915 in Falmouth Cemetery, Falmouth, Cornwall, England.9 Her estate was probated on 31 May 1915 in Bodmin to Henry Goodeve Barlow a physician and surgeon and Margaret Goodeve Barlow a spinster. Her effects were valued at £1,205 4s 3d.7

Family

John Francis Goodeve Barlow d. b 1881
Children

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S7] Ancestry London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921.
  3. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 2482 Folio 79 Page 21.
  4. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 1934 Folio 12 Page 17.
  5. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 226 Folio 85 Page 43.
  6. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN13892 RG78PN824 RD297 SD2 ED5 SN63.
  7. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes 1915/Q1 Falmouth Volume 5c Page 254 age 76.
  9. [S7] Ancestry Find a Grave.

John Goodeve Barlow

M, b. 4 September 1869
Reference5363
Last Edited21 Sep 2017
     John Goodeve Barlow was born on 4 September 1869 in Fort William, Calcutta, Bengal, India.1 He was the son of John Francis Goodeve Barlow and Georgiana Torckler. He was baptised on 6 October 1869 in Bengal, India.1 He was the son of Georgiana Barlow in the 1881 census in 19 Hughendon Road, Clifton, Gloucestershire, England.2

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry India, Select Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947.
  2. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 2482 Folio 79 Page 21.

Isabella Goodeve Barlow

F, b. 1871, d. 1965
Reference5364
Last Edited20 Jan 2018
     Isabella Goodeve Barlow was born in 1871 in Bristol, Somerset, England, she was registered before her name was known.1 She was the daughter of John Francis Goodeve Barlow and Georgiana Torckler. She was the daughter of Georgiana Barlow in the 1881 census in 19 Hughendon Road, Clifton, Gloucestershire, England.2 She was the daughter of Georgiana Barlow in the 1891 census 9 Peirrepont Street, Walcot, Somerset, England.3 She was the daughter of Georgiana Barlow in the 1901 census in 2 Woodlands Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, England.4 She was the daughter of Georgiana Barlow in the 1911 census in 2 Woodlands Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, England. Isabella was listed as feeble minded since birth.5 She died in 1965 in Penzance, Cornwall, England.6

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1871/Q3 Clifton Volume 6a Page 158 - mother Torckler.
  2. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 2482 Folio 79 Page 21.
  3. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 1934 Folio 12 Page 17.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 226 Folio 85 Page 43.
  5. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN13892 RG78PN824 RD297 SD2 ED5 SN63.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1965/Q5 Penzance Volume 7a Page 109 age 95.

Margaret Goodeve Barlow

F, b. 5 October 1874, d. 1971
Reference5365
Last Edited21 Sep 2017
     Margaret Goodeve Barlow was born on 5 October 1874 in Barrackpore, East Indies.1 She was the daughter of John Francis Goodeve Barlow and Georgiana Torckler. She was the daughter of Georgiana Barlow in the 1881 census in 19 Hughendon Road, Clifton, Gloucestershire, England.2 She was the daughter of Georgiana Barlow in the 1891 census 9 Peirrepont Street, Walcot, Somerset, England Margaret was working as a teacher.3 She was the daughter of Georgiana Barlow in the 1901 census in 2 Woodlands Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, England.4 She was the daughter of Georgiana Barlow in the 1911 census in 2 Woodlands Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, England.5 She received the probate of the estate of Georgiana Barlow on 31 May 1915.6 She died in 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England.7

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 2482 Folio 79 Page 21.
  3. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 1934 Folio 12 Page 17.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 226 Folio 85 Page 43.
  5. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN13892 RG78PN824 RD297 SD2 ED5 SN63.
  6. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes 1971/Q3 Truro Volume 7a Page 606 age 96.

Frances Beatrice Cook

F, b. 16 November 1897, d. 13 May 1991
Reference5366
Last Edited3 Jul 2018
     Frances Beatrice Cook was born on 16 November 1897 in Walton on Thames, Surrey, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Frank Henry Cook and Beatrice Elliott Lindell. She married Cecil Walter D'Alterac Steward, son of Henry A H Steward and Georgina B ..., on 23 June 1927 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Georgiane Barbara Steward, Frank Henry Cook. Cecil was an Officer in H M Forces and lived at Chilworth Hill, his father Henry Allan Holden Steward (Knight Bachelor) was listed as a Gentleman like Frances father Frank Henry Cook. Beatrice lived in Barnett Hill in Wonersh.3 Cecil was a manufacturer. He and Frances left Liverpool bound for Boston in Massachusetts, USA arriving on 5 August 1935 on board Samaria.2 On 9 September 1939 in the National Register Frances was listed as living at Chilworth Hill, Wonersh, Surrey, England with her husband Cecil. Cecil was a director of an engineering company.4 Cecil and Beatrice inherited Chinthurst Hill which became their home. Cecil ran the three farms that surrounded Blackheath, Woodyers Farm, Barnett Hill Farm and one in Sample Oak Lane. The farms grew a lot of sugar beet which was transported away via Chilworth Station.5 Her husband Cecil died in 1962 in Chinthurst Hill, Wonersh, Surrey, England.6,7 She died on 13 May 1991 in Orchard House, Cranleigh Road, Wonersh, Surrey, England, at age 93.8,9 Her ashes were buried in plot 616 in Wonersh and Blackheath Cemetery, Wonersh, Surrey, England, on 13 May 1991, after a service in St John the Baptist in Wonersh.6 Her estate was probated on 28 October 1991 in London. Her effects were valued at £6,610,852.9

Family

Cecil Walter D'Alterac Steward b. 1 Oct 1891, d. 1962

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Massachusetts, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1963.
  3. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1937.
  4. [S41939] National Register - Find My Past- 29 September 1939 tna_r39_1949_1949a_020.
  5. [S54] E-mails between Blackheath Village Archives and Jan Cooper.
  6. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes 1962/Q4 Surrey SW Volume 5g Page 942 age 71.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes May 1991 Surrey South Western Volume 17 Page 1129 age 93.
  9. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.

Cecil Walter D'Alterac Steward

M, b. 1 October 1891, d. 1962
Reference5367
Last Edited3 Jul 2018
     Cecil Walter D'Alterac Steward was born on 1 October 1891 in Chelsea, London, England, his father was a civil servant.1,2 He was the son of Henry A H Steward and Georgina B ... Cecil attended a boarding school in Kent at a young age.2 Cecil passed out from Sandhurst and was a Second Lieutenant in the Indian Army. By July1912 he was serving in the 29th Lancers (Deccan Horse) Regiment. They were in Lucknow in India and were sent back to UK when war was declared. He served in the Cavalry in France and later Palestine.2 He married Frances Beatrice Cook, daughter of Frank Henry Cook and Beatrice Elliott Lindell, on 23 June 1927 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Georgiane Barbara Steward, Frank Henry Cook. Cecil was an Officer in H M Forces and lived at Chilworth Hill, his father Henry Allan Holden Steward (Knight Bachelor) was listed as a Gentleman like Frances father Frank Henry Cook. Beatrice lived in Barnett Hill in Wonersh.3 Cecil was a manufacturer. He and Frances left Liverpool bound for Boston in Massachusetts, USA arriving on 5 August 1935 on board Samaria.4 On 9 September 1939 in the National Register Cecil was listed as living at Chilworth Hill, Wonersh, Surrey, England with his wife Frances. Cecil was a director of an engineering company.5 Cecil and Beatrice inherited Chinthurst Hill which became their home. Cecil ran the three farms that surrounded Blackheath, Woodyers Farm, Barnett Hill Farm and one in Sample Oak Lane. The farms grew a lot of sugar beet which was transported away via Chilworth Station.2 He died in 1962 in Chinthurst Hill, Wonersh, Surrey, England.6,7 He was buried in Wonersh and Blackheath Cemetery, Wonersh, Surrey, England, in plot 616 after a service in St John the Baptist in Wonersh.6

Family

Frances Beatrice Cook b. 16 Nov 1897, d. 13 May 1991

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1891/Q4 Chelsea Volume 1a Page 353.
  2. [S54] E-mails between Blackheath Village Archives and Jan Cooper.
  3. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1937.
  4. [S7] Ancestry Massachusetts, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1963.
  5. [S41939] National Register - Find My Past- 29 September 1939 tna_r39_1949_1949a_020.
  6. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes 1962/Q4 Surrey SW Volume 5g Page 942 age 71.

Rosemary Ann Sudbury

F, b. 19 June 1916
Reference5369
Last Edited31 Jan 2018
     Rosemary Ann Sudbury was born on 19 June 1916 in Wonersh, Surrey, England.1 She was the daughter of Aubrey Hugh Vernon Sudbury and Annie Frederica Copland Sparkes. She was baptised on 12 August 1916 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, his father was a Captain in the 3rd Sussex Regiment.2 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Rosemary Ann Sudbury was listed as living at Lady Place Monastery Lane, Chanctonbury, Sussex, England with her parents Rosemary was a member of the British Red Cross Society mobility.3 She married Ronald N Henderson in 1952 in Chanctonbury, Sussex, England.4

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1916/Q3 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 307.
  2. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Wonersh baptisms.
  3. [S41939] National Register - Find My Past- 29 September 1939 RG101/2609E/015.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1952/Q4 Chanctonbury Volume 5h Page 665.

Vernon Cecil Warren Sudbury

M, b. 20 September 1917, d. 7 July 2005
Reference5370
Last Edited8 Feb 2018
     Vernon Cecil Warren Sudbury was born on 20 September 1917 in Woodyers, Wonersh, Surrey, England.1,2 He was the son of Aubrey Hugh Vernon Sudbury and Annie Frederica Copland Sparkes. He was baptised on 8 December 1917 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, his father was a Captain in the 3rd Sussex Regiment.3 Vernon was educated in Lancing College and enjoyed an extremely distinguished military career which began in Palestine in 1939 prior to the outbreak of war. Following action against insurgents during which there was intense fighting he was awarded the Military Cross His unit moved to Egypt in December 1941 to join the campaign in the Western Desert. Early in 1942 during the heavy fighting around Tobru he was taken prisoner on 20 June 1942 by the Germans. He was sent to a prisoner transit camp in Bari on 5 August 1942 Camp 21 Chiett. There he led one of the tunnelling schemes which began in March 1943 and by the time of the Italian Armistice on 19 September 1943 the tunnel was readyand the Germans took over the camp. On 23 September he and eight others hid in the tunnel for 36 hours and then he and two comrades escaped, spending the next night in the wood. On 25 September they crossed the river Peacara remaining in the Chietti dstrict for two nights before moving southwards to the Biferno valley, evading capture and reached Allied lines on 12 October in Larino. For this Temporary Captain Sudbury was awarded a Bar to his MC.2,4 He rejoined his regiment, the Sherwood Foresters, before returning to Palestine and subsequently he held a succession of senior military appointments before retiring from the Army in 1968.5 He married Patricia Travers-Smith in 1953 in Surrey, England.6 Aubrey, Annie and their son Vernon were living in 1959.7 After his military career he and his wife went to live in Busbridge.5 He died on 7 July 2005 in Surrey, England, at age 87.8,2

Family

Patricia Travers-Smith b. 25 Feb 1922, d. Mar 2007
Child
  • Charmian R K Sudbury

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1917/Q4 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 236.
  2. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Bulletin 28 Autumn 2005.
  3. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Wonersh baptisms.
  4. [S17] The National Archives WO 373/94/360.
  5. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Bulletin 28 - Autumn 2005.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1953/Q1 Surrey South Western Volume 5g Page 1663.
  7. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1962.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes July 2005 West Surrey Reg D20J District 761/1D Entry 162.