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John Harding Tatham

Birthdate:
Birthplace: New Zealand
Death: Died in Palestine
Cause of death: Died of Sickness, Malaria during WWI
Immediate Family:

Son of Frederick Edmund Tatham and Julia Ellen Tatham
Husband of Clara Cecelia Tatham
Father of Phyllis Rehu Maunsell
Brother of Edith Emma Horner; Ivy Gladys Meredith and Effie Mabel McRae

Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About John Harding Tatham

TATHAM, JOHN HARDING

  • Rank:Trooper
  • Service No: 43291
  • Date of Death: 18/10/1918
  • Age: 43
  • Regiment/Service: Wellington Mounted Rifles, N.Z.E.F.
  • Grave Reference: Z. 26.
  • Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
  • Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Julia Tatham, of Masterton, New Zealand.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/653413/TATHAM,%20JOHN%20HARDING


  • Rank: Trooper
  • Service No: 43291
  • Date of Death: 18/10/1918
  • Age: 43
  • Regiment/Service: Wellington Mounted Rifles, N.Z.E.F. Grave Reference: Z. 26.
  • Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
  • Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Julia Tatham, of Masterton, New Zealand.

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/653413/TATHAM,%20JOHN%20HARDING

Entered camp in February, 1917, and was gazetted a N.C.O. attached to the 31st Reinforcements. Leaving in November, he was among those who successfully rounded up the Turks in Palestine before they finally gave in. Many men of his brigade suffered from fever in the Jordan Valley, and in consequence there was a considerable shortage of farriers. Being particularly good at his work his services were requisitioned on many occasions. With several narrow escapes he managed to see practically all the fighting in Palestine for the last six months of the war. He was taken to hospital with malaria on October 7th, and died on October 18th, 1918. Nine hundred went down with disease in five days, which proved that the Turks were only too correct in their statement that they would have to come and bury them all if they remained in the valley.

Source: In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]

http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C15471

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John Harding Tatham's Timeline

1875
1875
New Zealand
1909
January 13, 1909
Age 34
1918
October 18, 1918
Age 43
Palestine