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Claud Worville Greathead1

#9051, b. 19 February 1919
Last Edited=11 Sep 2017
4th great-grandson of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 9 - William Greathead
Claude Greathead
     Claud Worville Greathead was born on 19 February 1919 in 58 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa, His birth was registered at Cape Town on 4 March 1919.1,2 He was the son of Harold Worville Greathead and Marie Johanna Eksteen. He was baptised on 30 March 1919 in Nederdnitsche Gereformeerde Kirk, Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, by A M McGregor, Priest.1,2 He was On active service in the middle East until 4 Sep 1942, worked p/t for old regimental association.2 He married Maurine Doris Viljoen in 1947.1 Arrived in England in January 1948 with wife, met on Waterloo Station by cousin Ailsa Adams and Aunt Bessie. Holy bible given to Elizabeth Sophia Worville on her marriage to Eugene Charles Greathead

Claud and Maurine visit Judi and David Lancefield in Sellindge, Ashford, Kent in May 1995.1 Lieutenant-Colonel Claud Worville Greathead of the Rhodesian Army received the OBE in the Queens 1965 birthday hoours.3

Children of Claud Worville Greathead and Maurine Doris Viljoen

  • Geoffrey Worville Greathead
  • Sandra M Greathead
  • Graham Michael Greathead
  • Michael John Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S9057] Emails between Judith Lancefield and Jan Cooper from 24 March 2003.
  2. [S9051] Emails between Claud Worville Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 April 2007.
  3. [S40000] Website en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965_Birthday_Honours.

Arthur Thurston Adams1

#9053, b. about 1911, d. 15 October 1993
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 9 - William Greathead
     Arthur Thurston Adams was born about 1911.1 He married Ailsa Mary McMurray, daughter of William Henry McMurray and Constance Annie Greathead, on 14 September 1946 in St Paul, Beckenham, Kent, England, after the banns had been read. Ailsa was aged 22, Arthur aged 35 The ceremony was performed by Edward P Laycock (Vicar) and witnessed by Uncle Claud Ernest Greathead and P R Hayles. Ailsa was given away by her Uncle Claud. Arthur lived at 3a Longton Avenue, Sydenham, London and Ailsa lived at 48a Foxgrove Road, Beckenham.1 He was a bank cashier and lived at Pebble Ridge, East Hill, Otford, Kent in 1952. Arthur died on 15 October 1993 in William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent, England, Arthur was a retired company secretary.1 His body was cremated on 2 November 1993 in Charing Crematorium, Sevenoaks, Kent, England.1 Arthur was buried on 2 November 1993 in Chevening Church, Sevenoaks, Kent, England.1

Children of Arthur Thurston Adams and Ailsa Mary McMurray

  • Murray Thurston Adams
  • Judith Margaret Adams

Sources of Information

  1. [S9057] Emails between Judith Lancefield and Jan Cooper from 24 March 2003.