Thomas Roch Tunaley


b. 1860, Wymondham, Norfolk.

m. Charlotte Elvin.

Tom d. Forehoe, Norfolk, 27/1/1928.



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Tom on Horseback (click to enlarge)

Picture courtesy of Rob Carman.






Thomas Elvin Tunaley


Tom b. 15th June, 1885, at the Cross Keys, Wymondham, Norfolk.

m. Edith Emily Pullen, 1907. Edith b. Islington 1885.


Tom died aboard the ship Ville de Namur 19-6-1940 (click here for one account and here for another), torpedoed off La Rochelle, June 19th., 1940, en route from U.S.A. to Bordeaux, France, with a cargo of apprximately 400 horses. Tom had arrived New York, aboard ths ship, 26/4/1940.

2/3 years following Tom's death, Edith appears to have remarried to William B. Webster, 1943, at Stoke Newington.



Iris Alexandra Tunaley b. Finchley, N. London, 1/12/1908.
Violet Louise Tunaley b. Finchley, N. London, 10/1/1910 m. Joseph Fitzjohn 1939, Chelsea.
Edith D. Tunaley b. Barnet 25-6-1911 m. John T. Hutley, Islington, 1941.
Leonard Tom Tunaley b. Barnet 22/6/1914 m. Norah Mould (nee Hopkins) Warminster 1945. Leonard d. Bideford, Devon 1984. Nora b. 31/2/1911, d. Bideford, 1996).

William Roche Tunaley

b. Islington 2/1/1918 m. Ivy I. MacDonald, Hackney 1940. d. Hackney 1997.


Charlotte Elvin


b. 1863, Wymondham,


m. Thomas Tunaley.

Charlotte d. 1939,

Newmarket, Suffolk.




1911 census:

Tom, his wife Edith and two childran Iris and Violet listed as visitors at the home of a Mr. Vernon McCullock and his wife, of 41, St. Pauls Rd., Highbury, Islington.



Passenger lists in and out of New York confirm that, between the wars, Tom was working as a stockman for a merchant shipping comapny. It appears the trading continued after the onset of WWII with disastrous results for Tom and others.

Passenger lists concerning New York also confirm first son Leonard carrying on the stockman's work following Tom's death.




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