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Southam family - Belfast
« on: Tuesday 20 March 18 11:16 GMT (UK) »
Southam, Ernest, Corporal, No. 7012844 1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles son of Mr and Mrs Richard Southam of Northern Bank House, Belfast, was killed on 23 August 1944, aged 24. Three brothers also served and their father had previously served in the First World War. I would appreciate help locating information on his father and siblings.  Any details of family.
Thanks in advance
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Re: Southam family - Belfast
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 20 March 18 11:36 GMT (UK) »
Here's a start-
Southam, Richard Francis of 47 Princes Drive Newtownabbey and of 263 Linn Road Larne both in county Antrim retired bank official died 30 October 1962 at latter place Administration Belfast 1 January to Desmond Francis Southam drapery manager. Effects 245 7s.

and possibly connected-
Southam Marian of Grange Hotel Prospect Place Harrogate Yorkshire married woman died 23 August 1933 Administration (with Will) Manchester 19 October to Thomas Alfred Southam. Effects in Northern Ireland 408 15s. Re-sealed Belfast 19 October.

This may be the family-
Marriage- Richard Southam to Mary Little (1906)
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1906/10140/5689599.pdf

Thomas Southam (1910)
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1910/01552/1627640.pdf

Margaretta May Southam (1912)
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1912/01475/1600862.pdf

Frances Southam (1915-1918) - father Richard a soldier-
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1915/01370/1564695.pdf
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1918/05174/4427736.pdf


Henry Southam (1916)
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1916/01330/1549217.pdf

John Southam (1918-1918)
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1918/05174/4427720.pdf

www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Duncairn/Cultra_St/140043
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Re: Southam family - Belfast
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 20 March 18 11:46 GMT (UK) »
Richard Francis Amos Southam-
https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5288131

Belfast City Cemetery- M1 613 (others buried in plot)
John Southam, age 9 mo., 24 Upper Canning St., died 31 Oct.1918
Frances Southam , age 2 yrs 4 mo., 34 Upper Canning St., died 28 Nov.1918

Belfast City Cemetery- Glenalina Extension (L 154)-
Mary Ann Southam, age 37, of 38 Upper Canning St., died 19 Dec.1924 Maternity Hospital Townsend St.
 
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Re: Southam family - Belfast
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 20 March 18 11:57 GMT (UK) »
1918 Belfast directory- 34 Upper Canning St.: Little, Wm., engine driver
http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/ccomplete1924.htm
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Re: Southam family - Belfast
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 20 March 18 12:04 GMT (UK) »
CWGC state Ernest was son of Richard and May Southam. 
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Re: Southam family - Belfast
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 20 March 18 13:34 GMT (UK) »
Ernest Southam married Amelia E Williams in 3rd Qtr 1943 registered East Glamorgan.


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Re: Southam family - Belfast
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 20 March 18 17:53 GMT (UK) »
CWGC state Ernest was son of Richard and May Southam. 

Yes, parents Richard Francis Amos Southam & mother Mary Ann Little.
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Re: Southam family - Belfast
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 20 March 18 17:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi aghadowey
are you saying Mary Ann Southam and May Southam are the same person?
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Re: Southam family - Belfast
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 20 March 18 17:57 GMT (UK) »
Yes, May is often a nickname for Mary.

Southam, Ernest, Corporal, No. 7012844 The son of Mr and Mrs R. Southam of Northern Bank House, Belfast, he was killed on 23 August 1944, aged 24. His wife resided in Tredegar, South Wales. Three brothers also served and their father had previously served in the First World War. Buried in Tourgeville Military Cemetery, grave 7.G.5.
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