ALFRED GITSHAM

 

Born: 31st December 1900, Tooting Graveney, South London.

Died: 25th March 1946; age 45; at the Borough General Hospital, Ipswich.

Residence: 180, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Chatham, Kent; occupation: Packer. Signed up for 12 years – 31st December 1918. Height: 5ft 4 1/2ins, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

 

Service:

Powerful – Boy II – 18th April 1918

Powerful – Boy I – 28th June 1918 – 28th June 1918

Pembroke I – Boy I – 29th June 1918 – 16th July 1918

Sir Thomas Picton – Boy I – 17th July 1918

Sir Thomas Picton – Ordinary Seaman – 31st December 1918 – 20th March 1919

Pembroke II – Ordinary Seaman – 21st March 1919 – 28th May 1919.

 

Rank: Chief Stoker; Service Number: C/K 64264.

Regiment: Royal Navy.

 

Memorial Reference:

Screen Wall,

Ipswich Crematorium,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of C. McD. Gitsham, of Wherstead Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   24, Tooting Grove, Tooting, Graveney, South London.

 

Alfred was 3 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Gitsham, 43, a Telephone Wireman, born Exeter, Devon.

Emily Gitsham (nee Williams), 41, born Small Heath, Warwickshire.

Emily Gitsham, 14, a Domestic Servant, born Small Heath.

William Gitsham, 12, born Small Heath.

Albert Gitsham, 11, born Coventry, Warwickshire.

Lewis Gitsham, 9, born Small Heath.

Harry Gitsham, 6, born Small Heath.

Frederick Gitsham, 4, born Small Heath.

Arthur Gitsham, 2, born Kennington, South London.

 

1911   232, Franciscan Road, Tooting, South London.

 

Alfred was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William, 53, a Telephone Linesman – National Telephone Company.

Emily, 51.

William, 22, Telephone Linesman – National Telephone Company.

Albert, 21, a Journeyman Baker – Price & Co., Tooting.

Lewis, 18, a Shop Assistant – Cyclist – Harris, Tooting.

Harry, 16, a Shop Assistant – Baber’s – Hunt, Tooting.

Fred, 14, a Packer & Sorter – Paper Making.

Arthur, 12.

Elsie Gitsham, 8, born Tooting.

 

In 1933, Medway, Kent, Alfred married Christina McDermott Moodie (nee Caird), born September 1905, Leith, Midlothian, Scotland.

 

ENGALND & WALES REGISTER 1939

Alfred’s wife Christina and her 11 year old daughter Christina Moodie were living at their family home – 20, College Avenue, Gillingham, Kent.

 

Probate to Christina McDermott Gitsham – widow.

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