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  1. Paddy Lanham: Birth: 30 APR 1919 in 200 York St, Launceston Tasmania Australia. Death: 24 FEB 1923 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

  2. Ivo "Mick" Lanham: Birth: 07 NOV 1921 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Death: 26 DEC 1976 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

  3. Betty Lanham: Birth: 25 FEB 1924 in 21 Wellington St, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Death: 23 MAY 2015 in Merrimac Park, Merrimac, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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  5. William Stephen Lanham: Birth: 18 FEB 1934 in Queen Victoria Hospital, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Death: 06 AUG 2004 in Campbelll Town, Tasmania, Australia


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1. Title:   Carr Villa Memorial Park Trust, Burial & Cremation Records 1905 - 2001, Age given as (74), B7/233 - [2/2]

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Note:   World War 1 Thomas Stephen Lanham September 1st, 1914 - july 5th, 1918 Number 82 Rank Private Unit 12 Infantry Battalion (October 1914) Ship Name HMAT Geelong Ship number A2 Date of embarkation 20 October 1914 Place of embarkation Hobart 12th Battalion, A Company AWM Roll number: 23/29/1 Thomas Stephen LANHAM Regimental number 82 Religion Church of England Occupation Miner Address Lefroy, Tasmania Marital status Single Age at embarkation 24 Next of kin Father, Wm Lanham, Lefroy, Tasmania Enlistment date 29 August 1914 Rank on enlistment Private Unit name 12th Battalion, A Company AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/29/1 Embarkation details Unit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914 Rank from Nominal Roll Private Unit from Nominal Roll 12th Battalion Fate Returned to Australia 20 December 1917 © 2008 The AIF Project Home | Search | About | Disclaimer https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=170553 World War II Service Record: Name - LANHAM, Thomas Stephen Service - Australian Army Service Number - T34232 Date of Birth - 19 may 1890 Place of Birth - Lefroy, Tas Date of Enlistment - 2 May 1942 Locality on Enlistment - Launceston, Tas. Place of Enlistment - Launceston, Tas Next of Kin - LANHAM, Isabell Date of Discharge - 25 June 1945 Rank - Signalman Posting at Discharge - 6 Australian Lines of Communication Signals WWII Honours and Gallantry - None on display Prisoner of War - No The 12th Battalion was among the first infantry units raised for the AIF during the First World War. Half of the battalion was recruited in Tasmania, a quarter was recruited in South Australia, and a quarter from Western Australia. With the 9th, 10th and 11th Battalions it formed the 3rd Brigade. The battalion was raised within three weeks of the declaration of war in August 1914 and embarked just two months later. After a brief stop in Albany, Western Australia, the battalion proceeded to Egypt, arriving in early December. The 3rd Brigade was the covering force for the ANZAC landing on 25 April 1915 and so was the first ashore at around 4:30 am. Lieutenant Colonel L. F. Clarke, commander of the 12th Battalion, was killed by a sniper within hours of the landing. The battalion was heavily involved in establishing and defending the front line of the ANZAC position, and in August contributed two companies to the attack on Lone Pine. It was the only battalion in the brigade to do so. The 12th served at ANZAC until the evacuation in December. After the withdrawal from Gallipoli, the 12th Battalion returned to Egypt and, in March 1916, sailed for France and the Western Front. From then until 1918 the battalion took part in bitter trench warfare. The battalion’s first major action in France was at Pozières in the Somme valley in July 1916. After Pozières, the battalion fought at Ypres in Flanders and then returned to the Somme for winter. In 1917 the battalion took part in the brief advance that followed the German Army’s retreat to the Hindenburg Line. For their valorous actions near Boursies during this advance, Captain J. E. ‘Jim’ Newland, commanding A Company, and Sergeant J. W. Whittle were each awarded the Victoria Cross. The battalion subsequently returned to Belgium to participate in the offensive that became known as the Third Battle of Ypres. In March and April 1918 the battalion helped to stop the German spring offensive, and later participated in the great allied offensive of 1918, fighting near Amiens on 8 August 1918. This advance by British and empire troops was the greatest success in a single day on the Western Front, one that German General Erich Ludendorff described as “the black day of the German Army in this war”. The battalion continued operations until late September 1918. At 11 am on 11 November 1918, the guns fell silent. Soon after, the members of the AIF began to return to Australia for demobilisation and discharge. source ref: http://www.newtownprimary.tased.edu.au/HISTORY/Anzac/HonRoll/12Battali on/12Batindex.htm Embarkations: From Hobart, Tasmania on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914 65 ALMOND, Algernon Atherton Chapel Street, Glenorchy, Tasmania 152 ANDERSON, Arthur Leslie Bagdad, Tasmania 96 BACON, Daniel Lovett, Tasmania 1051 BALD, Joseph John Scottsdale, Tasmania 126 BANKS, Rupert Kingston, Tasmania 67 BASS, Jethro Vryberg, Cape Province, South Africa 125 BATCHELOR, Cyril George Edmund Woodstock, Huon, Tasmania 127 BETTS, Charles Roy Longley, Tasmania 68 BLACKLOW, Sydney Edgar Port Cygnet, Tasmania 153 BLAKNEY, Cyril Upper Collins Street, Hobart, Tasmania 70 BOOTH, Ralph Edward Hamilton, Tasmania 97 BOWMAN, Vincent 32 King Street, Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania 98 BROOKE, Vivian Cyril Tower Road, New Town, Tasmania 99 BUCKPITT, George Kenny Tower Road, New Town, Tasmania 69 BUTLER, Gerald Bertram Care of Constable Butler, Moonah, Tasmania 128 CACKESTT, Charles GPO, Hobart, Tasmania 71 CAIRNDUFF, Tennyson 87 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania 100 CAMPBELL, Alexander Rosny Road, Bellerive, Tasmania 95 CAMPBELL, Angus Boobyalla, Tas Tasmania 61 CHAMBERS, Leslie Thomas George Eaglehawk, Victoria 101 CLARK, Charles GPO, Hobart, Tasmania 72 COLLINS, Gus Burnie, Tasmania 73 COLLIS, Harold 26 Queen Street, Hobart, Tasmania 74 CONNEL, Thomas 6 Cedric Street, Hobart, Tasmania 93 COOK, John Care of Clara Cook, Hope Street, New Town, Tasmania 63 COOPER, Joseph Police Station, Deloraine, Tasmania 1031 COSSOM, Oscar William Macquarie Plains, Tasmania 75 CRAWFORD, Robert William Glebe Street, Glebe, Tasmania 130 CROUCH, Archie Ranelagh, Tasmania 154 DALY, James Port Cygnet, Tasmania 1049 DAVIS, Eric James Ranelalgh, Huon, Tasmania 76 DAVIS, William Walter Richmond, Tasmania 131 DENNE, Victor Edward North Bruni, Tasmania 155 DEVINE, William Keith Bismarck, Tasmania 104 DOBSON, Squire Walter GPO, Hobart, Tasmania 1015 DREW, John 13 Cedric Street, Hobart, Tasmania 156 EDWARDS, Alfred Murray Street, Bellerive, Tasmania ELLIOTT, Charles Hazell AMP Society, Hobart, Tasmania 78 EVERETT, Percy Thomas 28 Warwick Street, Hobart, Tasmania 106 FARRELL, Frederick 22 Central Street, Hobart, Tasmania 132 FARRINGTON, Neil Care of D Farrington, Workingmens Club, Hobart, Tasmania 144 GILBERT, Henry Reginald Lebrina, Tasmania 122 GORMAN, Thomas Ernest Care of Mrs M Lynch, Farrell, Tasmania GREEN, Aylmer 108 GURR, Alfred Edward Care of H Gurr, Waverley Mills, Launceston, Tasmania 109 HAINES, William 10 Brown Street, Hobart, Tasmania 110 HAMPTON, Edward John 77 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania 157 HANLON, Harold Ellendale, Tasmania 120 HARDING, Harold Lemana, Tasmania 111 HARDMAN, Harry Brighton Junction, Tasmania 112 HARRISON, Claud Vernon 63 Colville Street, Hobart, Tasmania 148 HAWKINS, Leonard High Street, Hobart, Tasmania 158 HORNE, Joseph Arthur Dover, Tasmania 159 HUGHES, Albert Grove, Huon, Tasmania 160 HUGHES, Edward Broadmarsh, Tasmania 62 JACQUES, Victor Arthur Glenorchy, Tasmania 79 JARVIS, Tasman Campania, Tasmania 80 JONES, Alfred Chaplin 32 Smith Street, Hobart, Tasmania 81 KEEN, Clement Southwell 38 Hill Street, Hobart, Tasmania 124 KELLY, William John Deloraine, Tasmania 145 KILDEA, Cecil Wilfred 53 High Street, Launceston, Tasmania 114 KIRK, Eric Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania 82 LANHAM, Thomas Stephen Lefroy, Tasmania 162 LEE, Charles James Longford, Tasmania 133 LEES, Hawksworth Ranelagh, Tasmania 83 LEES, James Barker Ranelagh, Tasmania 84 LORD, Hector Edward Main Road, New Town, Tasmania 1048 MALLINSON, Dudley Rhodes Gladstone, Tasmania 163 MANSER, Frank New Norfolk, Tasmania MARGETTS, Ivor Stephen Care of S W Margetts, Wynyard, Tasmania 149 McKENDRICK, John Thomas Paloona, Tasmania 164 McKENNA, Charles Middleton, Tasmania 66 McQUAID, Eugene William GPO, Hobart, Tasmania 525 McROBERTS, William Regent Street, Sandy Bay, Tasmania 150 MILLHOUSE, Claude Longley, Tasmania 85 MILLS, Charles Michael Alfred 249 Argyle Street, Hobart, Tasmania 411 MOGGRIDGE, Leonard Ernest GPO Hobart, Tasmania 165 MOORE, Frank William 166 NICHOLS, Alfred Leslie Dromedary, Tasmania 86 PACKER, Stewart Somerville Fitzroy Crescent, Hobart, Tasmania 123 PARRY, Lionel Lancelot Rosebery, Tasmania 1032 PATMORE, Joshua Belmont Battery, Point, Tasmania 1050 PITCHFORD, Stanley Gladstone, Tasmania 168 READER, Albert Arthur Macquarie Plains, Tasmania 87 RICHARD, Robert Newton Beresford Wynyard, Tasmania 134 RIPPER, Frederick Horace Montague Street, New Town, Tasmania 88 ROGERS, Archie Port Cygnet, Tasmania 64 ROOKE, Charles Keith Jago Mangalore, Tasmania 169 ROSE, Hector Bagdad, Tasmania 170 RUSSELL, William Plenty, Tasmania 135 SAUNDERS, Wilfred Darvill Simla, India 171 SAYER, George Gordon Middleton, Tasmania 172 SAYER, Hugh Henry Middleton, Tasmania 173 SCOTT, Henry Thomas Commercial Road, New Town, Tasmania 69 SELWYN, Tom 65 Melville Street, Hobart, Tasmania 1016 SMITH, George Herbert 69 Elizabeth Street, Launceston, Victoria 94 SOMERFIELD, Leonard Percy GPO, Hobart, Tasmania 147 SOWBY, William 259 Bathurst Street, Hobart, Tasmania 116 STRANG, Andrew Franklin, Tasmania 117 STRONG, Thomas Henry Woodstock, Huon, Tasmania 136 TERRY, Kenneth James Glenorchy, Tasmania 137 THOMPSON, Claude Thomas 112 Evans Street, Northport, Melbourne, Victoria 139 TOPLIS, Gilbert Charles Richmond, Tasmania 1047 TURNER, Alfred 179 Argyle Street, Hobart, Tasmania 140 TURNER, Arthur Ernest 3 Edward Street, Glebe, Tasmania 174 WARD, Harold John 34 Kelly Street, Hobart, Tasmania 143 WATSON, Wallace Frederick South Queenstown, Tasmania 89 WATT, John Charles 1 Lillie Street, Glebe, Tasmania 118 WESTON, Victor Edmund Care of Superintendent Weston, Burnie, Tasman 90 WHITTLE, George Henry 224 Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania 91 WICKENS, Rupert George Wellington Street, Hobart , Tasmania 1001 WILLIAMS, John 1002 WILLIAMS, Richard 26 Burnett Street, Hobart, Tasmania 60 WILSON, Frank Carlisle Port Cygnet, Tasmania 119 WINTERS, William John Care of Chas Winters, care Captain De Hougton, Pontville, Tasmania 1O03 WOODWARD, Charles Calvert Glenn 259 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania 141 YOUL, John Beresford Leylands, Perth, Tasmania 142 YOUNG, Trevor 34 De Witt Street, Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania Copyright The AIF Project, UNSW@@ADFA, 2007 Home | Search | About | Disclaimer source ref: http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=170553 12th Battalion The 12th Battalion was among the first infantry units raised for the AIF during the First World War. Half of the battalion was recruited in Tasmania, a quarter was recruited in South Australia, and a quarter from Western Australia. With the 9th, 10th and 11th Battalions it formed the 3rd Brigade. The battalion was raised within three weeks of the declaration of war in August 1914 and embarked just two months later. After a brief stop in Albany, Western Australia, the battalion proceeded to Egypt, arriving in early December. The 3rd Brigade was the covering force for the ANZAC landing on 25 April 1915 and so was the first ashore at around 4:30 am. Lieutenant Colonel L. F. Clarke, commander of the 12th Battalion, was killed by a sniper within hours of the landing. The battalion was heavily involved in establishing and defending the front line of the ANZAC position, and in August contributed two companies to the attack on Lone Pine. It was the only battalion in the brigade to do so. The 12th served at ANZAC until the evacuation in December. After the withdrawal from Gallipoli, the 12th Battalion returned to Egypt and, in March 1916, sailed for France and the Western Front. From then until 1918 the battalion took part in bitter trench warfare. The battalion’s first major action in France was at Pozières in the Somme valley in July 1916. After Pozières, the battalion fought at Ypres in Flanders and then returned to the Somme for winter. In 1917 the battalion took part in the brief advance that followed the German Army’s retreat to the Hindenburg Line. For their valorous actions near Boursies during this advance, Captain J. E. ‘Jim’ Newland, commanding A Company, and Sergeant J. W. Whittle were each awarded the Victoria Cross. The battalion subsequently returned to Belgium to participate in the offensive that became known as the Third Battle of Ypres. In March and April 1918 the battalion helped to stop the German spring offensive, and later participated in the great allied offensive of 1918, fighting near Amiens on 8 August 1918. This advance by British and empire troops was the greatest success in a single day on the Western Front, one that German General Erich Ludendorff described as “the black day of the German Army in this war”. The battalion continued operations until late September 1918. At 11 am on 11 November 1918, the guns fell silent. Soon after, the members of the AIF began to return to Australia for demobilisation and discharge. Battle of Passchendaele From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Battle of Passchendaele Third Battle of Ypres Date 31 July - 10 November 1917 (3 months and 6 days) Location 50°54′1″N 3°1′16″ECoordinates: 50°54′1″N 3°1′16″E Passendale, Belgium Result Tactical Allied victory; Strategic Allied victory; Operational Allied failure Belligerents British Empire Australia Canada India Newfoundland New Zealand South Africa United Kingdom France France Belgium Belgium German Empire Commanders and leaders United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Douglas Haig United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Hubert Gough United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Plumer France François Anthoine Belgium Louis Ruquoy German Empire Erich Ludendorff German Empire Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria German Empire Friedrich Sixt von Armin 50 British, 6 French divisions engaged for periods between 31 July and 10 November 1917 77- German divisions engaged for periods between 31 July and 10 November 1917 Battle of Passchendaele WesternFront The Battle of Passchendaele (or Third Battle of Ypres or "Passchendaele") was a campaign of the First World War, fought by the British and their allies against the German Empire. The battle took place on the Western Front, between July and November 1917, for control of the ridges south and east of the Belgian city of Ypres in West Flanders, as part of a strategy decided by the Allies at conferences in November 1916 and May 1917.[3] Passchendaele lay on the last ridge east of Ypres, five miles from a railway junction at Roeselare, which was a vital part of the supply system of the German Fourth Army Encyclopedia - Etaples Sited in the north of France in the departement of Pas-de-Calais, the town of Etaples, on the right bank of the estuary of the Canche, is sited some 4.5km from the Straits of Dover. Etaple's population in the years immediately prior to the outbreak of war in 1914 amounted to a little over 5,000. The town was noted chiefly for its small fishing and commercial port which gained brief importance in the middle ages. The town was also a magnet for pre-war artists. During the First World War the town became a vast Allied military camp and then a giant 'hospital city'. Many medical facilities were established by the Australians, New Zealanders and British. Wounded soldiers were consequently often sent to Etaples to recover or en route for Britain. The town's medical prominence did not escape the attention of the German military high command, which duly organised a number of air raids on the town. Four such attacks in May 1918 were launched using incendiary bombs directed against the various hospital sites. Given that literally hundreds of patients were suffering from fractured femurs many were unable to move to safety during such raids. They were thus assisted by hospital orderlies - who themselves came under machine gun fire from low-flying aircraft pilots watching out for just such activity. Aside from its reputation for medical facilities Etaples also hosted a vast military cemetery, containing some 12,000 graves. Battle of Lone Pine 06 August 1915 - 09 August 1915 One of the most famous assaults of the Gallipoli campaign, the Battle of Lone Pine was originally intended as a diversion from attempts by New Zealand and Australian units to force a breakout from the ANZAC perimeter on the heights of Chunuk Bair and Hill 971. The Lone Pine attack, launched by the 1st Brigade AIF in the late afternoon of 6 August 1915 pitched Australian forces against formidable entrenched Turkish positions, sections of which were securely roofed over with pine logs. In some instances the attackers had to break in through the roof of the trench systems in order to engage the defenders. The main Turkish trench was taken within 20 minutes of the initial charge but this was the prelude to 4 days of intense hand-to-hand fighting, resulting in over 2,000 Australian casualties. source ref: http://www.awm.gov.au/units/event_71.asp DISTRICT NEWS ADAMSFIELD. , A farewell social evening was tendered to Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Lanham at Adamsfield on Saturady evening. There was a large attendance. Dancing was Indulged In, t music supplied by the Adamsfield orchestra,' and vocal Items were contributed by Messrs. W. Hall, J. ByrneB, C. Penrose, S. Gurney, F. Roach, W. Wilkes, T. J. Lanham, and G S. Prescott. Supper was provided by the women. Mr. H. E. Smith (secretary of the Adamsfield Vigilance Committee), in bidding farewell to Mr. and Mrs. Lanham, stated that they were old Identities of Adamsfield, and had been prominent in many ways. Mr. Lanham had arrived on the discovery of the field in 1925, and Mrs. Lanham followed in the early part of 1926. In responding. Mr. Lanham said that the reason they were leaving was, If possible, to better their position in life. The company then sang "Auld Lang Syne." Mr. and Mrs. Lanham left Adamsfield on Sunday for Lefroy. The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Wednesday 10 May 1933 p 2 Article WOMEN INJURED Week-End Accidents In City Streets Two women were Injured when a motor-car driven by Thomas Stephen Lanham, of 89 Bathurst St., Launceston, ran into a tree In Elphin Road, Launceston, on Saturday as lt was proceeding from the city. Mr. Lanham's wife had her jaw fractured, and Mary Gibson (23), of King's Meadows,'received severe lacerations to the face and scalp. They were admitted to the Launceston General Hospital. William Lanham (5) suffered a head Injury, hut was not detained at the hospital. The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Monday 3 April 1939 p 7 Article INJURED IN MOTOR SMASH Car Swerves Into Tree On Elphin Road Thomas Stephen Lanham, of 89 Bathhurststreet. was driving a car along Elphin-road near the junction of High street on Saturday afternoon, when the vehicle swerved and struck a tree at the side of the road. Two occunants of the car. Isabella Lanham (39) and Mary Gibson (23), of King's Meadows, were admitted to the Launceston Public Hospital suffering from a fractured jaw and severe lacerations to the face and scalp re pectively. William Lanham (5) received lacerations to the scalp, but aftert treatment was allowed to go home. It was reported last night that the condi tion of the two women was satisfatory. Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) Monday 3 April 1939 Edition: LATEST NEWS EDITION and DAILY p 6 Article NB from Betty Moore nee Lanham: Mary Gibson was a team mate in the same Vigoro team as Betty Lanham. They were all on their way to Vigoro match. Rita Raider's Success At Ulverstone Driven well by T. Lanham, Rita Raider won the Summer Handicap at the Ulverstone Trotting Club's meeting on Saturday. Black Adder was running well in second place when he broke just before the straight entrance the third time round. The totalisator turnover was £610/15/, including £82/5/ invested on Flemington races. The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Monday 13 February 1950 p 10 Article MISHAP AT MOWBRAY LAUNCESTON, Sunday. - While doing her preliminary before the last race, the 3.3-1 trot, at Mowbray yesterday, Rita Raider skipped at the sand crossing near the mile. When her owner-driver (Mr. T. S. Lanham) checked her, the mare's feet slipped from under her. A shaft of the sulky and the harness were broken and Mr. Lanham received a broken collarbone. After treatment at the Launceston General Hospital he was allowed to return home. Rita Raider was withdrawn from tho race. Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954) Monday 9 July 1951 p 14 Article


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