Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Thomas Wardill 1887-1952 and Mary Ellen Atkinson 1893-1979

The Priory Church in Bridlington

Well here’s something I never noticed until now.. Seems like my paternal grand-parents “HAD” to get married as my Dad was born 8 months after their wedding.. There’s a thing. Of course he could well have been premature.
Tom is one of eleven children.

Anyway Thomas Wardill married Mary Ellen Atkinson on the 3rd April 1919 at The Priory Church in Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

Thomas was born in November 1887 in Bridlington and died on the 22nd December 1952 in Bridlington.

He was in the Australian Army then on leaving he became a painter & decorater, he was a painter before joining the army too.

Mary Ellen was born in December 1893 in Scarborough, East Yorkshire she died in Driffield hospital , East Yorkshire on 15th June 1979.

They are buried together in Bridlington Cemetery.

Tom joined the Australian Army on the 19th January 1916.

Grandad was only 5ft 3 1/2 inches tall when he joined the army, I'm 5ft 6 and though i was short.


Regimental number 1999
Religion Church of England
Occupation Painter
Address Brisbane, Queensland
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 29
Next of kin Father, Mr Francis Wardill, No 3 Westgate, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England
Enlistment date 19 January 1916
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 49th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/66/3
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 41st Battalion
Fate Returned to Australia

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