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Last updated 16th September 2015


I am always searching for new material to add to the Wadhams Family Photo webpage. If anyone has any relevant photos of the Wadhams families that they would be willing to scan for inclusion to this page then I would be delighted to hear from them.

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(above)

Herbert Henry Wadhams (b.1892)
son of Arthur Thomas Wadhams & Annie Charlotte Greenwood

circa 1913

(courtesy of Edwin Wadhams)

 


(above)

Herbert Henry Wadhams OBE
proudly displaying his award and campaign medals

circa 1964

(courtesy of Edwin Wadhams)

 


(above)

Nora Wadhams (ne O'Flynn) with her daughters and daughters-in-law in 1963

(back row, left to right)
 Doreen Bull (ne
Wadhams), Eva Wadhams (ne Edwards), Ada Wadhams (ne Shoesmith),  Alice Wadhams (ne Bartholomew)

(front row, left to right)
Norah Long (ne
Wadhams),  Nora Wadhams (ne O'Flynn) with grandson Peter Long, Betty Taylor (ne Wadhams)

(courtesy of Edwin Wadhams)

 


(above)

Edwin Herbert Wadhams and his immediate family on the occasion of his retirement party on 15th June 2013.

(left to right)
 Ania and David Wadhams with their two children, Kashia and Oliver Wadhams
Edwin Herbert Wadhams and his wife, Margaret
Mark Wadhams and his wife, Ellen

(courtesy of Edwin Wadhams)

 


(above)

The retirement party of Edwin Herbert Wadhams on 15th June 2013.

(back row, left to right)
Kenneth Wadhams, son of Harold and Eva Wadhams; Peter Long, son of Nora Wadhams and Ronald Long;
Edwin Herbert Wadhams, son of Herbert and Alice Wadhams; Richard Bull, son of  Doreen Wadhams and Robert Bull

(front row, left to right)
 Anthony Bontoft & his wife, Sandra Wadhams, daughter of Harold and Eva Wadhams;  Rita Long, wife of Peter Long;
Cynthia Wadhams, wife of Kenneth Wadhams; Margaret Wadhams, wife of Edwin; Janice Bull, wife of Richard Bull;
Carol Binstead, daughter of Betty Wadhams and Anthony Taylor; Ralph Binstead.

(courtesy of Edwin Wadhams)

 


(above)

Harold Victor Wadhams, pictured with his wife, Eva (ne Edwards).

Thought to be circa 1941
 

(courtesy of Edwin Wadhams)

 


(above)

Eric Stephen Wadhams (b.1906)
circa 1908

(courtesy of Verna Harford)

 


(above)

Friend William Richard  & Alice Wadhams (ne้ Robins)

circa 1930s
Albert Road, Rochester, Kent

(courtesy of Verna Harford)

 


(above)

Clara Jane Hobart (ne้ Wadhams) 1866-1943
daughter of Henry William Wadhams & Ellen Lampard

Pictured with her son, Sydney John Hobart, and his daughter, Hilary

circa 1936

(courtesy of Lynda Rooke)

 


(above)

Robyn Wadhams, daughter of Allan & Tracey Wadhams,
pictured here in her regular occupation of Third Engineer with P&O Ferries.

Robyn is on the verge of making history when she shortly completes her
seven-year apprenticeship with the Rochester Oyster and Floating
Fishery
  and becomes the first female Freeman of the River Medway
 

(courtesy of Allan Wadhams)

 


(above)

A gathering of some descendants of Albert Wadhams & Edith Jane Watson

(from left to right)
Ashley Davis (son of Rita Wadhams and Roy Davis), Bonita Prior (daughter of Rita Wadhams and Roy Davis), Patricia Caleno (daughter of Rose Wadhams and Richard Dane), Margaret Shaw (daughter of Albert Wadhams and Eileen West), Evelyn Smith (daughter of May Wadhams and Don Smith), Dixie Sewell (daughter of May Wadhams and Don Smith), Susan McMahone (daughter of Rita Wadhams and Roy Davis), and Robert Magrath (son of Robert Wadhams and Iris Simonsen).

(courtesy of Margaret Shaw)

 


(above)

Art & Margaret Shaw (ne้ Wadhams)

(courtesy of Margaret Shaw)

 


(above)

Margaret & Linda Wadhams
on the occasion of Linda's marriage to Ken Eldridge.
Linda was a Queen's Embroiderist and had worked
on Princess Anne's wedding dress

8th June 1974

(courtesy of Margaret Shaw)

 


(above)

Albert Edward Reuben Wadhams
son of Albert Wadhams & Edith Watson

Taken in 1944 whilst he was serving with the RAF
in 658 (AOP) Sqn


(courtesy of Margaret Shaw)

 


(above)

Albert Edward Reuben Wadhams
and his wife-to-be, Eileen Agnes West

1945

(courtesy of Margaret Shaw)

 


(above)

Albert Edward Reuben Wadhams
and his wife, Eileen Agnes West
on their wedding day

14th December 1946

(courtesy of Margaret Shaw)

 


(above)

Linda Ann & Margaret Eileen Wadhams
daughters of Albert Edward Reuben & Eileen Agnes Wadhams

1957

(courtesy of Margaret Shaw)

 


(above)

Albert Edward Reuben Wadhams
and his wife, Eileen Agnes West
with his sister, May Dorothy Smith

December 2006

(courtesy of Margaret Shaw)

 


(above)

Do you recognise this photo?
I would be very pleased if anyone can put names to this group photograph.
It apparently includes several Wadhams family members, and is labelled
'Princes' -Scratch Group, 1937

(courtesy of Dave Windle)

 


(above)

Abraham Chapman Ballard
with his wife, Selina (ne้ Wadhams)
and youngest daughter, Grace.

circa 1908

(courtesy of Fay Hull)

 


(above)

The Ballard Sisters
daughters of Abraham Chapman Ballard & Selina Wadhams
 
Mabel                         Elizabeth                        Grace                       Virgie

circa 1940s

(courtesy of Fay Hull)

 

(above)

Jane Elizabeth Turpin (ne้ Wadham), daughter of John William Wadhams & Jane Elizabeth Sinclair
Scotland
date unknown
Pictured with daughter Jan
1986
Pictured with daughter Penny
1999

(all photos courtesy of Penny Chambers)

 


(above)

Jane Elizabeth Turpin (ne้ Wadham)
daughter of John William Wadhams & Jane Elizabeth Sinclair
 
circa 1955

(courtesy of Penny Chambers)

 


(above)

The marriage of Herbert Thomas Wadhams to Alice Louise Bartholomew
 on 19th September 1940
 

(courtesy of Edwin Wadhams)

 


(above)

Ron Leach, grandson of John William Wadhams, pictured here with his wife Stella
on the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen's Veteran's Luncheon at Buckingham Palace in July 2005.
Ron served in the army from 1942 and with the 43rd Reconnaissance Regiment throughout the European Campaign from 1944 until being wounded in Germany during the closing weeks of the war in April 1945.
In addition to his war service campaign medals, Ron also wears on his right lapel the Liberation Medal
presented by the Dutch government to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his regiment's part in
the liberation of the province of Gelderland during the evacuation of the beleagured British Airborne
forces across the Rhine from Arnhem in September 1944.

(courtesy of Ron Leach)

 


(above)

Thomas Edward Wadham, son of John William Wadhams,
pictured here shortly after his enlistment in the army in 1939.
Sent to France as part of the BEF, he was fortunate to be
evacuated from Dunkirk in June 1940

(courtesy of Ron Leach)

 


(left)

Jane Wadhams (ne้ Sinclair)

 

circa 1960
 



(courtesy of Ron Leach)

 

 


(above)

The marriage of Margaret Noreen Wadhams, daughter of Herbert Thomas Wadhams, to Frederick Howe
 on 13th March 1962

(left-to-right, standing)
John Howe, Iris Howe, William Howe, Jack Lander, Frederick Howe, Margaret Noreen Wadhams,
Herbert Thomas Wadhams, Alice Louise Wadhams (ne้ Bartholomew), Edwin Herbert Wadhams.
(left-to-right, seated)
Sandra Wadhams (daughter of Harold & Eva Wadhams), Maureen Mary Wadhams, Jean Howe

(courtesy of Edwin Wadhams)

 


(above)

Norah Wadhams (ne้ O'Flynn)
Wife of Herbert Henry Wadhams and mother
of the three Wadhams sisters shown below

circa 1950s

(courtesy of Edwin Wadhams)

 


(above)

The three daughters of Herbert Henry Wadhams and Norah O'Flynn:
(left to right)
Doreen May, Nora Ellen and Betty Ann Wadhams

circa 1949

(courtesy of Edwin Wadhams)

 


(above)

This happy family snap shows David Scott Wadhams, son of Edwin Herbert Wadhams,
with his wife, Ania, and their young son, Oliver David Wadhams,
 during the Christmas holiday, 2008.

(courtesy of Edwin Wadhams)

 


(above)

The marriage of Mark Edwin Wadhams, son of Edwin Herbert Wadhams, to Ellen Martina Lehmann
 at St. Andrews Church, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on 6th June 2009

On the groom's left are his parents, Edwin Herbert and Margaret Ann Wadhams
On the bride's right are her parents, Karl Heinz and Virginia Lehmann

(courtesy of Edwin Wadhams)

 


(above)

Herbert Henry Wadhams with his three sons and three sons-in-law
celebrating the occasion of his Golden Wedding Anniversary on 25th December 1963

(left to right, standing)
Anthony Jack Taylor (husband of Betty Ann Wadhams), Ronald Ernest Long (husband of Noreen Ellen Wadhams)
Robert Bull (husband of Doreen May Wadhams), Harold Victor Wadhams

(left to right, seated)
Arthur Herbert Wadhams, Herbert Henry Wadhams MBE, Herbert Thomas Wadhams

Details of Herbert Henry Wadhams' MBE award,
and the King's Commendation awarded to his son, Herbert Thomas Wadhams,
can be found on the Wadhams Awards page

(courtesy of Edwin Wadhams)

 


(above)

Included in this group photograph of young WAAF recruits in 1946 is
Betty Joan Wadhams (seated on the grass at front, second from right)

(courtesy of Marion Quigley)

 


(above)

A small family group on the occasion of the wedding of Betty Joan Wadhams and John Smith Quigley.
Betty and John are flanked by Betty's younger sister, Iris Lilian Wadhams,
and her younger brother, Ronald Eric Wadhams.

(courtesy of Marion Quigley)

 


(above)


Betty Joan Quigley (ne้ Wadhams) and her husband, John Smith Quigley,
together with their daughters, Marion Quigley (left) and Kathleen Quigley (right)

Trafalgar Square 1952

(courtesy of Marion Quigley)

 


(above)

The wedding of Betty Joan Wadhams and John Smith Quigley at Woolwich on 17th November 1948.
To Betty's left were her sister, Iris Lilian Wadhams, her mother, Violet Ellen Wadhams (ne้ Avenell),
and her father, William Frederick Wadhams.
To the groom's right were his best man and brother, James Quigley, his mother, Margaret Quigley,
and his father, Owen Gillick Quigley.

At the time of the wedding, John Smith Quigley was serving in the RAF

(courtesy of Marion Quigley)

 


(above)

A larger family group photograph of the wedding of Betty Joan Wadhams and John Smith Quigley.
In addition to Betty's parents and sister Iris, other family members included here were her youngest sister,
Brenda Ann Wadhams (front row, third from right), her youngest brother, Barry John Wadhams (front row,
second from right), and another younger brother, Ronald Eric Wadhams (back row, third from right).

(courtesy of Marion Quigley)

 


(above)

This photograph is thought to be that of
John Wadhams (b.1821) and his wife Elizabeth Ann Heathcote (b.1824)
who were the parents of Emma Thatcher Moore Wadhams.

circa 1860-1870

If anyone else can confirm or contradict our tentative identification
of this photograph, we would be delighted to hear from them.

(courtesy of Leonard Dodds)

 


(above)

The wedding of Gertrude May Harrop and Harold Stirling Dodds 14th July 1914
Gertrude Harrop was the daughter of Emma Thatcher Moore Wadhams (seated fourth from right)
and her husband, Gillot Perkins (James) Harrop (seated third from right)

Harold Dodds and the other uniformed wedding guests
were all regular serving members of the Royal Field Artillery
 

(courtesy of Leonard Dodds & John Hanson)

 


(above)

William Edward Kitchener Wadhams (1902-1967)
son of Edward George Wadhams & Elizabeth Ann Osborne
with his wife Mabel Lavinia Alice Wadhams (ne้ Carter)
and their son, Cyril William John Wadhams (1926-2008)

circa 1927

(courtesy of David Franklin Wadhams)

 


(above)

Caroline Wadhams (b.1849), formerly Bagshaw
daughter of John Wadhams & Elizabeth Ann Heathcote of Gillingham, Kent
with her second husband, Sergeant Armourer George Hare-Lister.
Her children are (left to right, standing):
Jane Hare-Lister (b.1880), Ann Bagshaw (b.1873),
Selina Elizabeth Bagshaw (b.1874)
(seated at left): Emma Hare-Lister (b.1886)
(seated on lap): Edith Hare-Lister (b.1888)

This photograph was taken in Calcutta, India, circa 1889.
 

(courtesy of Leonard Dodds)

 


(above)

(left) Gillot Perkins Harrop, husband of (right) Emma Thatcher Moore Wadhams (b.1852),
daughter of John Wadhams & Elizabeth Ann Heathcote of Gillingham, Kent.
Gillot Perkins Harrop was a brass-founder from Sheffield who was
working in London, reputedly on the construction of London Bridge.
The couple were married at Newington, Surrey, in 1874.

(courtesy of Leonard Dodds)

 



(right)

 

William Robert Wadhams
Fisherman

Son of Henry & Ann Maria Wadhams

1858 - 1927

 

 

(courtesy of Janet Wadhams)

 

 

 



(left)

Rachel Betsy Mackrill

wife of William Robert Wadhams

1862 - 1918

 

 

 

 

 

(courtesy of Janet Wadhams)

 


(right)

George Wadhams

son of 
William Robert & Rachel Wadhams

1891 - 1962

George Wadhams is shown here 
during his WW1 service on the
Motor Launches of the Dover Patrol.

 

(courtesy of Janet Wadhams)

 

(above)

A Motor Launch of the type in which George Wadhams served during WW1

(Janes Fighting Vessels of WW1)

 



(left)

Jane Wadhams
(ne้ Sinclair)
wife of
John William Wadhams

The child is thought to be
their daughter, Edith Jane.
circa 1900

(courtesy of Michael B. Wadham)

 


                                              (above)

The wedding of Edith Jane Wadham & Harry Swift, Greenwich 1917. Pictured at extreme right is Edith Jane's father, John William Wadhams. Seated in front of John Wadhams is his wife, Jane (ne้ Sinclair).

(courtesy of Ron Leach)

 



(right)

 

Thomas Edward Wadham

son of

John William Wadhams
&
Jane Anderson Sinclair

 

(courtesy of Michael B. Wadham)

 

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(left)

Jane Viola Wadhams

daughter of

William & Louisa Wadhams

circa 1917

 

 

 

(Hutchins family collection)

 


(above)

Friend William Richard Wadhams & Family

left to right, back
Frank, Mildred, Alice, Lilian, Friend Joseph Richard

left to right, front
Eric Stephen, Alice Elizabeth Robins, Rita, Friend William Richard, Ida, Blanche

Circa 1918

(courtesy of Sandra Knatchbull)

 


(above)

Friend William Richard  & Alice Wadhams

circa 1930

(courtesy of Verna Harford)

 


(above)

Eric Stephen Wadhams (centre)
son of Friend W.R. & Alice Wadhams
pictured with two friends somewhere in the tropics
(note their solar topees!)
circa 1937

(courtesy of Verna Harford)

 


(above)

Eric Stephen Wadhams
on the occasion of his marriage to
Stella Horton Oliver
Sydney 26.2.1938

(courtesy of Verna Harford)

 


(above)

Verna Stella Harford (ne้ Wadhams)
daughter of Eric Stephen & Stella Wadhams
circa 1950

(courtesy of Verna Harford)

 


(above)

Catherine Martha (Kate) Wadhams
(daughter of Thomas Richard Wadhams & Martha Begley)
shown here with her husband Edward Walter and son Frederick.

circa 1916

(courtesy of Tessa Towner)

 



(right)

 

 

Annie Elizabeth Wadhams
(born 1894)
daughter of Daniel Wadhams.

Pictured here with her two children,
George & Joyce Barber.

 

 

 

 

(courtesy of Vanessa Barber)

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(left)

Arthur Leslie Barber

Husband of
Annie Elizabeth Wadhams

Arthur Barber was born in England
but later emigrated to Australia.
He enlisted in the 24th Battalion
of the Australian Imperial Force
in 1916 and served in France.


 

(courtesy of Vanessa Barber)

 


(right)

Thomas Benjamin Wadhams
(seated on left)
and his future brother-in-law,
Frank William Pattenden.

Thomas Benjamin was the 
son of Thomas John Wadhams.

circa 1910

(courtesy of Kathleen Rose Hawkins)

 


(left)

 

Thomas John Wadhams
(born 1845)
shown here with his granddaughter
Kathleen Rose Wadhams.

circa 1923

 

 

 

(courtesy of Kathleen Rose Hawkins)

 


(right)

Thomas Benjamin Wadhams

December 1935

 

 

 

 

(courtesy of Kathleen Rose Hawkins)

 


(left)

Kathleen Rose Wadhams

daughter of
Thomas Benjamin Wadhams

26th October 1935

 

 

 

(courtesy of Kathleen Rose Hawkins)

 


(above)
William Frederick Wadhams & Violet Ellen Avenell
on their wedding day, 25th December 1926

(
courtesy of Barry & Graeme Wadhams)


 


(right)

Jane Viola Wadhams

Ramsgate

1935



(Hutchins family collection)

 

 

(left)

Jane Viola Wadhams

&
her husband

Ernest Hutchins

 

Ramsgate

1935

 



(Hutchins family collection)

 



(right)

Ivy Wadhams

daughter of
William & Louisa Wadhams

circa 1938

 


(Hutchins family collection)

 

(above)

The marriage of Sgt.Thomas Edward Wadham and Joan Iris Grimshaw, 1939.
Pictured at extreme left is Thomas' father, John William Wadhams.

(courtesy of Ron Leach)

 


(left)

Doris Wadhams

daughter of
William & Louisa Wadhams

Her Marriage
to
Robert Avis

1st March 1942

 

 

 

(Hutchins family collection)

 



(right)

Sergeant Thomas Edward Wadham
Royal Artillery

Calcutta 1943


(courtesy of Michael B. Wadham)

 



(left)

2Lt.Thomas Edward Wadham
Royal Artillery

Pictured after being 
commissioned in the field
whilst serving in the 
Burma Campaign.

 

(courtesy of Michael B. Wadham)

 


(right)

William Thomas Wadhams (1881-1972)
son of Thomas Richard Wadhams

&
his wife, Louisa Haysman

circa 1950

 



(Hutchins family collection)

 


 

(left)

Jane Viola Wadhams

circa 1951


 

 

(Hutchins family collection)

 

 

(right)

Ivy Wadhams

&
her son

David Young

circa 1950

(courtesy of I.Jones)

 

(above)

Capt.Thomas Edward Wadham RA
Adjutant Royal Artillery Depot Woolwich
Pictured here with his wife Joan and family
(Michael, Pauline and Christine)

(courtesy of Michael B. Wadham)

 


(above)

Elizabeth Wadhams (ne้ Osborne),
wife of Edward George Wadhams (b.1875),
with their children:

(rear) William Edward K.; Grace Constance

(centre) Dora Mabel E.; Ruby L. M.(on her mother's lap)
Gladys Emily Emma; Ivy Winifred

(front left) Vera Irene

circa 1916

(Ken Wadhams collection)

 


(above)

The double wedding of Gladys Emily Emma Wadhams and her sister, Dora Mabel E. Wadhams,
 to Alexander MacAlister and Samuel Edgar Hutchings.
30th July 1927, Northfleet, Kent

(back row, left to right)
Edward George Wadhams; Alexander MacAlister's best man; Alexander MacAlister
Gladys Emily Emma Wadhams; Dora Mabel E. Wadhams
Samuel Edgar Hutchings; his Best Man; Elizabeth Wadhams (ne้ Osborne)
(seated, left to right)
Vera Irene Wadhams; Grace Constance Wadhams; cousin Milly;
Kenneth George Wadhams; unknown bridesmaid; Ivy Winifred Wadhams

(Ken Wadhams collection)

 

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