James B Farmer

M, b. 8 May 1883
Reference1451
Last Edited22 Nov 2015
     James B Farmer was born on 8 May 1883.1 He married Ellen Hurren, daughter of John Hurren and Margaret ..., in 1915 in Lambeth, London, England.2 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register she was listed as living at Elmcot, Wonersh, Surrey, England with his brotherin law John and his wife Ellen James was a bank accountant.1

Family

Ellen Hurren b. 23 Jan 1888

Sources

  1. [S41939] National Register - Find My Past- 29 September 1939 RG101/1955C/007.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1915/Q2 Lambeth Volume 1d Page 1117.

Cecil Bransgrove

M
Reference1452
Last Edited22 Nov 2015
     Cecil Bransgrove married Alice May Hurren, daughter of John Hurren and Margaret ..., in 1921 in Lambeth, London, England.1

Family

Alice May Hurren b. 2 Jul 1892, d. 1969

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1921/Q3 Lambeth Volume 1d Page 850.

Maude Mary Hurren1

F, b. circa 1885
Reference1453
Last Edited22 Nov 2015
     Maude Mary Hurren was born circa 1885 in Walworth, London, England.1 She was the daughter of John Hurren and Margaret ...1 She was the daughter of John Hurren and Margaret Hurren in the 1891 census 43 Camberwell Green, Camberwell, London, England.2

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 464 Folio 46 Page 7.

Constance Babington Smith1

F, b. 15 October 1912, d. 31 July 2000
Constance Babington Smith
Reference1454
Last Edited10 Jun 2017
     Constance Babington Smith was born on 15 October 1912 in Puttenham, Surrey, England, she was the seventh of nine children.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI and Elizabeth Mary Bruce.1 Her mother was the daughter of the 9th Earl of Elgin, making Constance a granddaughter of a Viceroy of India and a great-great-granddaughter of the man who bought the Elgin Marbles.1 Constance was educated at home at the family home 'Chinthurst', in Wonersh in England by a series of governesses and tutors. She finished her education in France and moved to London in adult life.1,4 She was a trained milliner, and worked for the milliner Aage Thaarup before the war and also Vogue magazine in London, before venturing into journalism, with The Aeroplane magazine.1 Her knowledge of aircraft took her into the WAAF in the Second World War. She served with the Central Interpretation Unit (CIU) at RAF Medmenham, reaching the rank of Flight Officer. Serving alongside was her brother, Bernard Babington Smith (1905-1993), who was also a photo interpreter (PI) at Medmenham.
Constance Babington Smith was the aerial photo interpreter who identified the first V-1 flying bomb on an aerial photograph. Here she is in her office at RAF Medmenham. The photo was taken from an excellent book called Spies in the Sky by Taylor Downing.
Section Leader Constance Babington Smith, Womens Auxiliary Air Force in WWII, was a particularly skilled interpreter of photo reconnaissance. It was she who first identified the location of German V-1 flying-bombs, enabling them to be destroyed by RAF raids.1,5 In 1942, Constance was Mentioned in Dispatches for her work and in 1945 she was awarded the MBE. Her brother, Bernard, was also honoured for his work at the CIU, receiving the OBE.1 After VE-Day Constance was attached to USAAF Intelligence in Washington, D.C. to continue her work on photographic interpretation, this time for the Pacific theatre. In 1946, the United States awarded her the Legion of Merit.1 From 1946 to 1950 she was a researcher for Life Magazine. She later moved to Cambridge, England, where she converted to Greek Orthodoxy and become a writer and biographer.1 Constance sailed on Queen Mary leaving Southampton on 6 November 1947 bound for Monteal. She was described as a Journalist.3 Constance return to the UK on board Media arriving at Liverpool on 7 October 1950.6 She died on 31 July 2000 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, at age 87 she never married.1,4,7

Sources

  1. [S40000] Various websites en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constance_Babington_Smith.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1913/Q1 Guildford Volume 2a Page 205.
  3. [S7] Ancestry New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
  4. [S15] Newspaper article The Telegraph 09 Aug 2000.
  5. [S40000] Various websites uk.pinterest.com/pin/95490454576327678/.
  6. [S7] Ancestry UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes August 2000 Cambridge Reg E2C District 3311E Entry 72 age 87.

Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI1

M, b. 29 January 1863, d. 29 September 1923
Henry Babington Smith
Reference1455
Last Edited10 Jun 2017
     Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI was born on 29 January 1863 in Riverbank, Putney, London, England.2 Educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read classics. In 1887 he joined the Department of Education as an examiner, but in 1891 became principal private secretary to the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Goschen. In 1894 he became private secretary to Lord Elgin on his appointment as Viceroy of India. He returned to Britain in 1899 and was immediately sent to Natal as Treasury representative in the South African War. In 1900 he became British representative on the Council of Administration of the Ottoman Public Debt, becoming its chairman in 1901. In 1903 he returned home to become secretary to the General Post Office, but in 1909 he returned to Constantinople as president of the National Bank of Turkey, which he was instrumental in establishing. The First World War saw him holding a variety of posts connected with finance, including deputy governor of the British Trade Corporation, and in 1918 he accompanied Lord Reading to the United States as Assistant Commissioner and Minister Plenipotentiary. After the war, he chaired the Indian Finance and Currency Committee in 1919 and the Railway Amalgamation Tribunal in 1921. He was appointed a director of the Bank of England in 1920. He was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) in the 1920 civilian war honours for his services in the United States.2 He married Elizabeth Mary Bruce on 22 September 1898 in Simla, India, He was Private Secretary to the Viceroy of India between 1894 and 1899.1,3 Henry was a director of the Bank of England in 1920.3 He died on 29 September 1923 in Saffron Walden, Essex, England, at age 60.1,2 He was buried in Eton Parish Cemetery, Eton, Berkshire, England, under the same gravestone.2

Family

Elizabeth Mary Bruce b. 11 Sep 1877, d. 13 May 1944
Children

Sources

  1. [S40000] Various websites en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constance_Babington_Smith.
  2. [S7] Ancestry UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current.
  3. [S40000] Various websites www.thepeerage.com.

Elizabeth Mary Bruce1

F, b. 11 September 1877, d. 13 May 1944
Reference1456
Last Edited10 Jun 2017
     Elizabeth Mary Bruce was born on 11 September 1877 in Broomhall House, Broomhall, Fife, Scotland, Elizabeth was the daughter of the 9th Earl of Elgin.1,2 She married Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI on 22 September 1898 in Simla, India, He was Private Secretary to the Viceroy of India between 1894 and 1899.1,3 Her husband Henry died on 29 September 1923 in Saffron Walden, Essex, England.1,2 She died on 13 May 1944 in London, England, at age 66.2 She was buried in Eton Parish Cemetery, Eton, Berkshire, England, under the same gravestone.2

Family

Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI b. 29 Jan 1863, d. 29 Sep 1923
Children

Sources

  1. [S40000] Various websites en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constance_Babington_Smith.
  2. [S7] Ancestry UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current.
  3. [S40000] Various websites www.thepeerage.com.

Bernard Babington Smith1

M, b. 25 October 1905, d. August 1993
Reference1457
Last Edited10 Jun 2017
     Bernard Babington Smith was born on 25 October 1905 in Kensington, London, England.2,3 He was the son of Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI and Elizabeth Mary Bruce.1 In 1942, Constance was Mentioned in Dispatches for her work and in 1945 she was awarded the MBE. Her brother, Bernard, was also honoured for his work at the CIU, receiving the OBE.1 He died in August 1993 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, at age 87.4

Sources

  1. [S40000] Various websites en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constance_Babington_Smith.
  2. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1905/Q4 Kensington Volume 1a Page 125.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes August 1992 Oxford Reg C38D District 7021D Entry 287 age 87.

Michael James Babington Smith1

M, b. 20 March 1901, d. 26 October 1984
Reference1458
Last Edited24 Nov 2015
     Michael James Babington Smith was born on 20 March 1901.2 He was the son of Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI and Elizabeth Mary Bruce.1 Michael sailed on board Bremen to New York leaving Southampton on 5 March 1938. He was a banker and gave his address as 10 Chester Terrace SW1.3 He married Jean Mary Meade in 1943 in Marylebone, London, England.4,5 He died on 26 October 1984 in Kensington, London, England, at age 83.6,7 He was buried in St Mary and St Gabriel Churchyard, Hartington, Chichester, Sussex, England.4

Family

Jean Mary Meade b. 31 May 1917, d. 22 Nov 2001

Sources

  1. [S40000] Various websites www.thepeerage.com.
  2. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  3. [S7] Ancestry UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960.
  4. [S7] Ancestry UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes 1943/Q3 Marylebone Volume 1a Page 1094.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes October 1984 Kensington and Chelsea Volume 13 Page 1647 age 83.
  7. [S7] Ancestry London, England, Death Notices from The Times, 1982-1988.

Henry George Babington Smith1

M, b. 1902
Reference1459
Last Edited24 Nov 2015
     Henry George Babington Smith was born in 1902.1 He was the son of Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI and Elizabeth Mary Bruce.1

Sources

  1. [S40000] Various websites www.thepeerage.com.

David Babington Smith1

M, b. 8 December 1909, d. February 1989
Reference1460
Last Edited24 Nov 2015
     David Babington Smith was born on 8 December 1909.2 He was the son of Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI and Elizabeth Mary Bruce.1 He died in February 1989 in Northumberland, England, at age 79.3

Sources

  1. [S40000] Various websites www.thepeerage.com.
  2. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes February 1989 Northumberland Volume 1 Page 1798 age 79.

Margaret Babington Smith1

F, b. 1907, d. 1997
Reference1461
Last Edited24 Nov 2015
     Margaret Babington Smith was born in 1907.1 She was the daughter of Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI and Elizabeth Mary Bruce.1 She died in 1997.1

Sources

  1. [S40000] Various websites www.thepeerage.com.

Lucy Elisabeth Babington Babington Smith1

F, b. 1910
Reference1462
Last Edited24 Nov 2015
     Lucy Elisabeth Babington Babington Smith was born in 1910.1 She was the daughter of Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI and Elizabeth Mary Bruce.1

Sources

  1. [S40000] Various websites www.thepeerage.com.

Susan Babington Babington Smith1

M, b. 1917, d. 2003
Reference1463
Last Edited24 Nov 2015
     Susan Babington Babington Smith was born in 1917.1 He was the son of Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI and Elizabeth Mary Bruce.1 He died in 2003.1

Sources

  1. [S40000] Various websites www.thepeerage.com.

Elizabeth Babington Smith1

F, b. 1921, d. 27 May 2008
Reference1464
Last Edited24 Nov 2015
     Elizabeth Babington Smith was born in 1921.1 She was the daughter of Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI and Elizabeth Mary Bruce.1 She died on 27 May 2008.1

Sources

  1. [S40000] Various websites www.thepeerage.com.

Jean Mary Meade1

F, b. 31 May 1917, d. 22 November 2001
Reference1465
Last Edited24 Nov 2015
     Jean Mary Meade was born on 31 May 1917.1 She married Michael James Babington Smith, son of Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI and Elizabeth Mary Bruce, in 1943 in Marylebone, London, England.1,2 Her husband Michael died on 26 October 1984 in Kensington, London, England.3,4 She died on 22 November 2001 in Kensington, London, England, at age 84.1,5 She was buried in St Mary and St Gabriel Churchyard, Hartington, Chichester, Sussex, England.1

Family

Michael James Babington Smith b. 20 Mar 1901, d. 26 Oct 1984

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1943/Q3 Marylebone Volume 1a Page 1094.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes October 1984 Kensington and Chelsea Volume 13 Page 1647 age 83.
  4. [S7] Ancestry London, England, Death Notices from The Times, 1982-1988.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes December 2001 Kensington and Chelsea Reg A62A District 2391A Entry 245 age 84.

Beatrice M Rees

F, b. 2 September 1920, d. May 2001
Reference1466
Last Edited24 Nov 2015
     Beatrice M Rees was born on 2 September 1920 in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Percy Montague Rees and Beatrice Tilley. The Rees family continued to live in the Dower House until about 1951 when they moved to Four Gables and renamed it Medd House in honour of the two Medd sons who had died in WW2.3 She married Cecil Edwyn Young in 1944 in Surrey, England.4 Outhampton on Cecil, a Clerk in Holy Orders returned from New York with his wife Beatrice on Queen Mary arriving in Southampton on 5 October 1949. They gave their address as St Giles Vicarage, Penton N1.5 Her husband Cecil died on 1 March 1988 in Hove, Sussex, England.6,7 She died in May 2001 in Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, at age 80.8

Family

Cecil Edwyn Young b. 29 Apr 1914, d. 1 Mar 1988

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1920/Q4 Richmond S Volume 2a Page 940.
  2. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  3. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Electoral rolls.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1944/Q3 Surrey South Western Volume 2a Page 1135.
  5. [S7] Ancestry UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1988/Q1 Hove Volume 18 Page 1271 age 74.
  7. [S7] Ancestry London, England, Death Notices from The Times, 1982-1988.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes May 2001 Haywards Heath Reg B37 District 7811B Entry 7 age 80.

Cecil Edwyn Young

M, b. 29 April 1914, d. 1 March 1988
Reference1469
Last Edited24 Nov 2015
     Cecil Edwyn Young was born on 29 April 1914 in Honiton, Devon, England, His mothers maiden name was Howe.1 He married Beatrice M Rees, daughter of Percy Montague Rees and Beatrice Tilley, in 1944 in Surrey, England.2 Outhampton on Cecil, a Clerk in Holy Orders returned from New York with his wife Beatrice on Queen Mary arriving in Southampton on 5 October 1949. They gave their address as St Giles Vicarage, Penton N1.3 He died on 1 March 1988 in Hove, Sussex, England, at age 73.4,5

Family

Beatrice M Rees b. 2 Sep 1920, d. May 2001

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1914/Q2 Honiton Volume 5b Page 34 - death GRO record states 1913.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1944/Q3 Surrey South Western Volume 2a Page 1135.
  3. [S7] Ancestry UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1988/Q1 Hove Volume 18 Page 1271 age 74.
  5. [S7] Ancestry London, England, Death Notices from The Times, 1982-1988.

Charles William Newert

M, b. circa 1891, d. 27 October 1974
Reference1471
Last Edited19 Dec 2015
     Charles William Newert was born circa 1891 in Montreal, Canada. Charles enlisted in Brisbane on 12 January 1915 giving his age as 24 years 9 months. His height was 5 foot 7 inches tall, he weighed 128 ibs, had a chest measurment of 33 inches, a fair complexion, blue eyes ad black hair. His next of kin as Helen Newart 1072 Columbus Avenue, Montreal, Canada. Later her address was given as 1072 Columbus Avenue, New York, USA. Charles served at Gallipoli and was evacuated in December 1915 and later served on the Western Front.1 He married Agnes Emmie Redman, daughter of Job Redman and Louisa Mary Farnfield, on 5 December 1918 in The Register Office, St Pancras, London, England, after a licence had been issued. The ceremony was witnessed by Lizzie Gertrude Parkinson and Charles R Wren. Charles was in 115 Artificier Motor Transport (Australians) and gave his address as 65 Littlle Albany Street NW. His father Curtis Newert was a Mechanical Engineer. Agnes gave the same address as Charles , her father Job was listed as deceased and foreman farmer.2,1 Charles and Agnes emigrated to Australia shortly after their wedding.1 Charles and Agnes went to Australia in July 1919. Charles was discharged from the army as Time Expired. He was awarded the trio of medals. They were living in Scrubby Creek in Corio, Victoria and working as Pountry Farmers.3 By 1943 they had moved from Marrickville, New South Wales to 195 Young Street in Annandale.1 He died on 27 October 1974 in Annandale Nursing Home, Annandale, New South Wales, Australia, from Cerebral Thrombosis and Cerebral Arterlosclerosis. His usual address was 195 Young Street in Annandale.4 His body was cremated on 29 October 1974 in Rookwood Crematorium, Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia.4

Family

Agnes Emmie Redman b. 1 May 1888, d. 5 Aug 1955
Child

Sources

  1. [S1507] E-mails between Colin Thomas Perks and Jan Cooper from 27 November 2015.
  2. [S46000] I have a copy of Certificate.
  3. [S1507] E-mails between Colin Thomas Perks and Jan Cooper from 27 November 2015 1919 Electoral rolls.
  4. [S47000] I have a copy of Certificate.

Annie M Martin

F, b. 10 March 1908
Reference1472
Last Edited22 Jul 2016
     Annie M Martin was born on 10 March 1908.1 She married Job Albert Redman, son of Job Redman and Louisa Mary Farnfield, in 1928 in Hambledon, Surrey, England.2 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Annie was listed as living at 109 Ockford Ridge, Godalming, Surrey, England with her husband Job. Job was a Stocker living with his wife and four others.3

Family

Job Albert Redman b. 5 Jan 1904, d. 1969

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1928/Q2 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 424.
  3. [S41939] National Register - Find My Past- 29 September 1939 G101/1899F/022.

Thomas Alexander Perks

M, b. circa 1897, d. 1965
Thomas Alexander Perks
Reference1473
Last Edited28 Nov 2015
     Thomas Alexander Perks was born circa 1897.1 The day the Armistice was signed 11 November 1918 Thomas unit, 9th Squadron Machine Gun Corps Cavalry then part of 1st Cavalry Division received orders to cross the German frontier where it stayed. The 9th Squadron Machine Gun Cavalry returned to Ireland on 9 September 1919 and disbanded.2 He married Amy Louisa Mary Redman, daughter of Job Redman and Louisa Mary Farnfield, on 25 December 1919 in Farnham, Surrey, England.3 After the war Thomas decided to stay on in the Army and transferred back to the line of cavalry and was posted to 3rd The Kings Own Hussars serving overseas initially in the Army of Occupation Turkey then followed a short spell in Egypt the regiment moved to Lucknow in India. When he retired from the army he took up a civilian occupation as a Postman at Woking in Surrey living at Coronation Cottage Hermitage Road in Woking.2 His wife Amy died on 25 January 1938 in 3 The Rise, Elm Road, Kingsway, Knaphill, Surrey, England.4,2 He died in 1965 in 2 Chobham Road, Knaphill, Surrey, England.2,5

Family

Amy Louisa Mary Redman b. 9 Oct 1890, d. 25 Jan 1938
Children

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S1507] E-mails between Colin Thomas Perks and Jan Cooper from 27 November 2015.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1919/Q4 Farnham Volume 2a Page 306.
  4. [S47000] I have a copy of Certificate.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes 1965/Q4 Surrey North Western Volume 5g Page 289.

Thomas Sidney James Perks

M, b. 7 April 1921, d. June 2004
Thomas Sidney James Perks
Reference1474
Last Edited19 Mar 2016
     Thomas Sidney James Perks was born on 7 April 1921 in 108 Queens Road, Farnham, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Alexander Perks and Amy Louisa Mary Redman. He married Lilian ...2 He died in June 2004 in Pontefract, Yorkshire, England, at age 83.3

Family

Lilian ...
Child
  • Colin Thomas Perks2

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1921/Q2 Farnham Volume 2a Page 257.
  2. [S1507] E-mails between Colin Thomas Perks and Jan Cooper from 27 November 2015.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes June 2004 Pontefract Reg C43D District 098/1c Entry 53 age 83.

Percy Perks1

M, b. 21 December 1924, d. 2 February 1979
Percy Perks
Reference1475
Last Edited28 Nov 2015
     Percy Perks was born on 21 December 1924 in Abbassaya Barracks, Cairo, Egypt.1,2 He was the son of Thomas Alexander Perks and Amy Louisa Mary Redman.1 Percy joined Royal Army Medical Corps
as a Boy Entrant in 1939. He was
7265486 Private Percy Perks.1 He married Bridget O'Reilly in 1958 in St Dunstan's, Catholic Church, Woking, Surrey, England.1,3 He died on 2 February 1979 in Surrey, England, at age 54 Percy had worked for the Gas Board.1,4

Family

Bridget O'Reilly b. 21 Sep 1928, d. 6 Feb 1993

Sources

  1. [S1507] E-mails between Colin Thomas Perks and Jan Cooper from 27 November 2015.
  2. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1958/Q3 Surrey North Western Volume 5g Page 1653.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1979/Q1 Surrey North Western Volume 17 Page 0985 age 54.