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Major Thomas Gilliat Meautys
« on: Tuesday 19 November 19 05:53 GMT (UK) »
Any help please would be greatly appreciated. I am researching the old boys from The New Beacon School, in Sevenoaks, who died in WWI and WWII (T G Meautys died shortly after but is on the roll of honour board).
Thomas Gilliat Meautys attended The New Beacon along with his two half brothers (R B Spread and G P Spread), who later attended Wellington. They too were killed.
I would love to know what school he went on to. He was an acting Major, sometimes listed as Captain.
I think he went to a different senior school to his half brothers but cannot find him... hopefully you may have some suggestions or would be able to help. I thought I had discovered him at St. Alban's but this T G Meautys was listed for 1937, which would not fit with his DoB.
His details are:
b. 29/04/1915
d. 21/09/1947 Italy
14th/20th Kings Hussars
Mother was a Nell Hotblack.
Father died in WWI before he was born.
He had two half brothers, surname Spread, who attended Wellington.

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Re: Major Thomas Gilliat Meautys
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 19 November 19 05:59 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Major Thomas Gilliat Meautys
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 19 November 19 06:01 GMT (UK) »
That is the father, but the son did not attend Marlborough for some reason. His father died before he was born, and he was given exactly the same name. Mother obviously remarried to a Spread.

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Re: Major Thomas Gilliat Meautys
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 19 November 19 06:07 GMT (UK) »
He went to University it seems, if this is the same Meautys
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34299/supplement/4094/data.pdf


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Re: Major Thomas Gilliat Meautys
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 19 November 19 08:10 GMT (UK) »
I see that his mother married Eustace Spread in the St.Martins registration district in 1916.  In 1939 the couple are living in Holsworthy, Devon.

Would it be possible to track this couple through the electoral rolls to see when they left London?

Could Thomas have gone to a school in Devon?

Presumably Thomas is buried at Charing Crematorium, Kent as that was where he was living at the time?

Do you know where Thomas did his military training?  Could there be any note of what school he had attended before military college?
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