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Hello

researching a Coldstreamer from Birmingham called Pte W H Fantham - killed 22.12.14 and wound appreciate any extra info from the local papers

Also Im wondering if related to an Ernest Fantham - another Coldstreamer from Bham

Thanks

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Morning CS,

Looked up 1901 census on Ancestry.

William H Fantham aged 5 lived with parents in Birmingham. No brother Ernest there. He was born in Aston in Birmingham. Mother Louisa, father William H. younger sister aged 1, called Phylisis (Phyllis I think!!)....

But, there was an Ernest Fantham aged 3 who had a brother William aged 7 from Bucks, but I would think this is not your pair as the one above is definitely William H Fantham (his dad has the same name).

From CWGC:

FANTHAM, WILLIAM HENRY

Initials: W H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Coldstream Guards

Unit Text: 1st Bn.

Age: 19

Date of Death: 22/12/1914

Service No: 11083

Additional information: Son of Mrs. Louisa Richardson, of 50, Newport Rd., Balsall Heath, Birmingham.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panels 2 and 3.

Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

looks like his mum had remarried by the time he died.

is this the other chap (??Edward??) how weird, their mum had the same forename.....

FANTHAM, EDWARD

Initials: E

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment/Service: Coldstream Guards

Unit Text: 2nd Bn.

Age: 21

Date of Death: 20/09/1916

Service No: 13584

Additional information: Son of Timothy and Louisa Fantham, of 10, Ryland Place, Broad St., Birmingham.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Div. 3. G. 2.

Cemetery: STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE

even more curious; the chap above is listed in 1901 census as "timothy E Fantham" with parents timothy and louisa in Birmingham.... (alas no brother William)... maybe cousins though....

strange old world...

all the best

susan.

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Thanks

Ernest was in the Boer war in 1901. His son died in ww2 so the Fantham's of Bham certainly played their part

I too noticed Louisa on Edward and William - Im sure they will all be related somehow

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Sorry

cannot help, I do not have the B'ham Weekly Posts Rolls of Honour copied for Jan/feb/March 1915. However searching through all the others I do have copied there are quite a few Coldstreamers mentioned.

(Oh **** what have I let myself in for :rolleyes: )

Terry

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well if you ever get the time Id like the CG ones please - but only as and when you can

cheers

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Hi

Births Sep 1895

Fantham Timothy Edward Birmingham 6d 31

Fantham William Henry Aston 6d 288

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Marriages Mar 1894

Fantham Timothy Birmingham 6d 130

Thomas Louisa Birmingham 6d 130

1901

Name: Timothy Fantham

Age: 31

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870

Relation: Head

Spouse's Name: Louisa

Gender: Male

Where born: Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire, England

Civil Parish: Birmingham

Ecclesiastical parish: St Margaret

County/Island: Warwickshire

Country: England

Street address:

Occupation: Police Constable

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: Worker

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Registration district: Birmingham

Sub registration district: Lady Wood

ED, institution, or vessel: 38

Neighbors: View others on page

Household schedule number: 89

Household Members:

Name Age

Louisa Fantham 32

Timothy Fantham 31

Timothy E Fantham 5

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Marriages Jun 1893

Fantham William Henry Aston 6d 539

Thorpe Louisa Aston 6d 539

1901

Name: William H Fantham

Age: 35

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866

Relation: Head

Spouse's Name: Louisa

Gender: Male

Where born: Birmingham

Civil Parish: Aston

Ecclesiastical parish: St Andrew

County/Island: Warwickshire

Country: England

Street address:

Occupation: Coachman (domestic)

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status:

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Registration district: Aston

Sub registration district: Deritend

ED, institution, or vessel: 92

Neighbors: View others on page

Household schedule number: 2

Household Members:

Name Age

Louisa Fantham 30

Philysis Fantham 1

William H Fantham 35

William H Fantham 5

I've looked back through the census and can't make a family tie with any of the men mentioned but it is a common name in Birmingham

Mel

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thanks Mel

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