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Aunt Teresa (Tess)

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Explorer2 Report 26 Aug 2013 19:48

Seeking information about my aunt Teresa Stretton, wife of my uncle, Eddy Stretton, who was killed at the Battle of Salerno in 1943.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.



MarieCeleste Report 26 Aug 2013 19:56

Hello Alan, welcome to the boards.

Have you had a look for a marriage for them on FreeBMD to find out her maiden name?


GlitterBaby Report 26 Aug 2013 21:37

Was Eddy really Edmund Ernest ?

Service No:2619392
Date of Death:21/09/1943
Regiment/Service:Grenadier Guards
6th Bn.
Grave ReferenceIII. B. 9.
Additional Information:
Son of Frank and Annie Stretton; husband of Teresa Stretton, of Lambeth, London.


GlitterBaby Report 26 Aug 2013 21:40

Possible marriage

Marriages Sep 1942 (>99%)

Blanchard Winifred M Tweedy Westminster 1a 994
Gerety Teresa Stretton Westminster 1a 994
Stretton Edmund E Gorety Westminster 1a 994
Tweedy Leonard J Blanchard Westminster 1a 994


jax Report 27 Aug 2013 02:40

Think her surname should be Geraghty

Marriages Mar 1948 (>99%)

Oakes Albert W Stretton Croydon 5g 191
Stretton Teresa Oakes Croydon 5g 191

A son born 1949 who can be found on freebmd

??? Looks like her husband died in Romford Essex and the son also married in the same area in Essex so this death looks likely

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
about Teresa Oakes
Teresa Oakes
Birth Date:
7 Feb 1919
Date of Registration:
Aug 2006
Age at Death:
Registration District:
Inferred County:
Register Number:
District and Subdistrict:
Entry number:

Not seeing a birth for her, maybe she was not born in England/Wales


Reggie Report 27 Aug 2013 09:33

Probably Irish

Birthplace should be recorded on death cert


Cynthia Report 27 Aug 2013 13:02

As Alan is a new poster, I'll send a friendly message on how to return to his thread. :-)


PricklyHolly Report 27 Aug 2013 15:35

Marriages Mar 1895 (>99%)
Douce Annie Orsett 4a 337
Stretton Frank Orsett 4a 337

Household transcription
1911 census

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Person: STRETTON, Frank
Address: Near Church Fobbing Essex

STRETTON, Frank Head Married M 45 1866 Carpenter And Joiner Sussex Eastbourne
STRETTON, Annie Wife Married16 years F 37 1874 Essex Grays
STRETTON, Lilian Annie Daughter F 11 1900 School Essex Horndon on the Hill
STRETTON, Grace Olive Daughter F 8 1903 School Essex Fobbing
RG number: RG14
Piece: 9988
Reference: RG14PN9988 RG78PN525 RD192 SD2 ED9 SN73
Registration District: Orsett
Sub District: Orsett
Enumeration District: 9
Parish: Fobbing
Address: Near Church Fobbing Essex
County: Essex
(3 children born, 2 living, 1 had died)

Births Jun 1912 (>99%)
Stretton Thomas F Douce Orsett 4a 1210

Births Mar 1914 (>99%)
STRETTON Edmund E Douce Orsett 4a 1248


PricklyHolly Report 27 Aug 2013 16:31

There is a possible marriage for the Son to a Gutsell........and a Daughter born to the marriage.

The three of them appear together on the 2012-2013 Electoral Roll.

I will PM the details to Alan.


Explorer2 Report 5 Sep 2013 12:01

Thank you all for your information,it has been most helpful!
Uncle Eddy and Aunt Tess were an unknown quantity in the family and little was known about them. Now I can move forward in placing them in their rightful place in the family.
Once again, thank you all for your assistance in this matter.



Explorer2 Report 20 Oct 2013 15:53

Thank you all for your information, it has been most helpful!
Uncle Eddy and Aunt Tess were an unknown quantity in the family and little was known about them. Now I can move forward in placing them in their rightful place in the family.
Once again, thank you all for your assistance in this matter.



BatMansDaughter Report 20 Oct 2013 18:29

This maybe her birth registration?

All Birth, Marriage & Death, including Parish Results
Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958 about Theresa Gerety
Name: Theresa Gerety
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1919
Registration District: Ballymahon
Birth Country: Ireland
Volume: 3
Page: 20
FHL Film Number: 101078


Eringobragh1916 Report 20 Oct 2013 18:50

A distinct possibility...The surname spelling was predominant in the Co Longford although there were a few in the Co's.Dublin/Westmeath/Kildare...a cross check of the names (1911 Census Ire.) showed by a large the families had originated in the Co Longford...
The spelling "Geraghty" is by far the greater but given Theresa was shown as Gerety then I would be following that spelling for her does appear to be correct.