Clement Bowlby Cawthorne

Clement Bowlby Cawthorne

Male 1906 - 1995  (88 years)

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  • Name Clement Bowlby Cawthorne 
    Born 18 Oct 1906  Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 13 Dec 1906  St Paul and St Agatha, Woldingham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 2043198D2513E74FB57D2C72624D5B89DAD1 
    Died 22 Mar 1995  Gatwick Park Hospital, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Marys, Buckland, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3  cawthorne
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2017 

    Father Alfred Matthew Churley (Cawthorne),   b. 26 Feb 1870, Hawthorne Cottage, Wells Rd, Sydenham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1957, Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Annie Francis Woods,   b. 29 Apr 1866, Near Colchester Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1943, Eastbourne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1892  Preston Parish Church, Brighton,Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID ECD203BF1742964B94C1F6B8220CAEC25B61 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phyllis Christobel Popplewell,   b. 9 Jul 1906, Egmont Road, Sutton, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1984, Little Oaks, Reigate Road, Buckland, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1931  Parish Church, South Beddington, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID B92BC8C52747B54E8AED8F54C0945C57434B 
    Children 
     1. Michael Clement Cawthorne,   b. 27 Sep 1933, 97 Park Lane, Carshalton, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 2019, St Michael's Care Home, Tankerton, Whitstable, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Rupert Peter Cawthorne
     3. Rodney Stuart Cawthorne
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 13 Dec 1906 - St Paul and St Agatha, Woldingham, Surrey Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Clement Cawthorne
    Clement Cawthorne
    Clement Cawthorne abt 35
    Clement Cawthorne abt 35
    Major in Royal Artillery
    Clement Cawthorne ca 1961
    Clement Cawthorne ca 1961
    Clement Cawthorne ca 1911
    Clement Cawthorne ca 1911
    Clement Cawthorne ca 1952
    Clement Cawthorne ca 1952
    Clement and Phyllis
    Clement and Phyllis
    Skiing Holiday

    Documents
    Clement Bowlby Cawthorne
    Clement Bowlby Cawthorne
    Birth Certificate
    Born at 79 Uxbridge Road, Ealing
    Home address : Sylvan House, Woldingham, Surrey
    Clement Bowlby Cawthorne
    Clement Bowlby Cawthorne
    Death Certificate

  • Notes 
    • CLEMENT was born at Ealing on 18th October 1908 with the assistance of one of the early lady doctors, Dr. ETHEL BOWLBY, when family were living at Sylvan Mount in Woldingham. Attended CROFT DOWN School, where the junior mistress - there were only two - wore her hair bobbed - very forward in pre-war days! When the family moved to 12, Grosvenor Crescent, St. Leonards in 1915, he attended University College School, Hastings. For some reason which he has never been able to fathom, he was birched. May have played truant after a row at home.
      At this time Clement could swim many miles and was nearly drowned in a rough sea in October 1916 swimming on his own!
      Attended Blundells Junior School and later School House from 1918 to 1924. Obtained School swimming and. gymnasium colours, was reasonable at Ruby, but did not play for First XV. He left school without obtaining School Certificate, his educational standards being pretty poor - very poor.
      However, on leaving Blundells, he really got down to work, quickly obtaining his Chartered Accountant’s Preliminary Exam and. qualified in 1931, the year he married PHYLLIS CHRISTOBEL n POPPLEWELL. In other respects this was a black year with unemployment of over 3,100,000. However, he obtained a junior partnership with a minimum salary of £250 per annum (Deloittes and Price Waterhouse were then offering newly - qualified chartered accountants £225 p.a.) with McPherson Burtenshaw & Co. He did not get on with a Mr. D.V. House, one of the partners, and left in August 1933 to join the firm of Pridie, Brewster & Gold - three delightful men of those names.
      During the five winters of 1926 - 30 he had the great good. fortune to be taken to Switzerland for two or three weeks skiing by his father and became a good skier, skiing in one international race, the Prince Chicobu Cup, coming 8th to the famous Schneider Plying Cup World Record holder, Captain Waghorn. Later he skied with F.S. Smythe, the first man to climb Mt. Karmet in the Hymalayas, but failed in 1930 to get to the top of Everest, although he climbed alone the last part. It is now difficult to realise that until the early 1930s the British were the best skiers in the World - real amateurs.
      Joined Territorial Army - 50th Surrey Regiment - in 1938 as a private, and just before war broke out in 1939, was called up. Obtained commission on 6th September 1940 into 4th/5th Royal Scots Regiment (Queen’s Edinburgh), manning searchlights in defence of Edinburgh. Almost at once appointed Battery Training Officer and early in 1941 Regimental Training Officer, with rank of Captain in May 1941. Took War Office Course and became War Office Instructor and appointed to Shrivenham W/O Training School in 1941. Later promoted Major. Saw little active service, but running Searchlight and Radar School on outskirts of Brussells, training units for defence of Antwerp and the Scheldt Estuary prior to the Rhine crossing.
      Early in 1945 he turned down the offer of an appointment, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, in a military mission to the Egyptian Army, as it would mean signing on for three years. The British very shortly became unpopular about the time that King Farouk was deposed and the mission did not last its three years. He returned to civilian life in October 1945.
      Having a really happy home background and congenial partners, both before and after the war, he thoroughly enjoyed business life until retiring in 1966, when he took an active part as Chairman of the Screen Ink business of E.T. Marler Ltd. at Mitcham. The six years as financial consultant and chairman were a time of enjoyment and success, but in 1972 he was unable to get on with a certain Dr. K.J. Reed, who was a technical consultant and jointly responsible for finance, and agreed to be bought out of the business for a substantial sum.
    • WILL :
      Clement Bowlby CAWTHORNE of Dungate Manor Flanchford Road Reigate Heath Surrey died 22 March 1995 Probate Brighton 3 May £275728.