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Charles Sidney Ganderton
John Frederic Ganderton
Thomas Leonard Ganderton
Charles Percy Ganderton
Frank Furnival Ganderton
Sidney Ralph Ganderton
Mary Elizabeth Ganderton
Vera May Ganderton
Edgar William Ganderton
Joan Kathleen Ganderton




Christopher Whitehead
b. 1917
d. 26th May, 1942. (Aged 25)
At Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland, while flying. He was buried at Astwood Cemetry.
His parents were, Christopher Ainsley Charles Whitehead and Nora Doris (Streeter) Whitehead.

Christopher and Vera had only been married two years when he died.

Vera later married Stanley G. Goodchild in 1954, Evesham.

Vera Goodchild (nee Ganderton)
b. 1st December, 1917.
d. 28th September, 1982. (Aged 64) Address: Flat 6, Waterside House, Upton-up-on-Seven, Worcestershire.

1939 Reg.
Christopher A. C. Whitehead
b. 22nd March 1880.
Occupation: Manager Tailoring Est., retired.
Nora D. Whitehead
b. 4th March 1889.
Vera M. Ganderton
b. 1st December 1917
Occupation: Companion Help. Also ARP, Womens Voluntry Service.
4 others at the address
Manor House, Pershore RD, Worcestershire.

Christopher Derek Ainsley Whitehead (23) Bachelor
Married: Vera May Ganderton (23) Spinster.
At: Bulmer, North Riding, Yorkshire.
On: 1940.
Fathers: Charles Sidney Ganderton, (Farmer) and
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Broadwas Litttlebury's Directory 1905

Distances – 6 miles W. of Worcester, and 3 N.E. of Knightwick Station.
Population – In 1901, 291. Acreage, 1127 (by "Tithe Schedule")
Postal Information – Post and Telegraph Office; James Hill, Sub-postmaster. Letters arrive by mail-cart from Worcester at 5.30 a.m.; the delivery commences at 6 a.m.; despatched on week-days and Sundays at 5.35 a.m. to Bromyard, and to Worcester at 7.15 p.m. Telegrams may be sent from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. on week-days, and from 8 a.m. till 10 a.m. on Sundays. Knightwick is the nearest money order office. Post town, Worcester.
Parish Church (St. Mary Magdalene) – Rev. Robert Rodney Fowler, B.A., Rector; Rev. F. H. P. Higgins, M.A., Curate; Messrs. George Watkins and William Drew, Churchwardens; William Griffiths, Parish Clerk.
Elementary School (boys, girls and infants) – Frederic Furnival, Master; Mrs. Furnival, Infants' Mistress.
New Hall (used for Religious Meetings – undenominational) –Will hold 180 persons.
Police Station – Albert Edward Fry, Constable.
Assistant Overseer And Rate Collector – George Watkins.
Registrar of Births, Deaths, And Marriages for Holt Sub-District – William Mann, Bransford, Leigh.
Carrier to Worcester – John Turner on Wednesdays and Saturdays, stops at the Beauchamp Hotel, Broad Street, Worcester.
Bishop William, farmer, The Hill; res., Bannerbrook, Doddenham
Daniels Richard, former, Butts bank
Drew William, farmer, Butts farm
Edmonds Giles, The Forest
Fowler Rev. R. Rodney, B.A., (rector), Rectory
Freeman William, shopkeeper, Broad green
Fry Albert Edward, police constable
Furnival Fredc., schoolmaster, School house
Ganderton John Richd., farmer, Stone farm
Ganderton Thomas, farmer, Brook farm
Griffiths William, parish clerk
Higgins Rev. F. H. P., M.A. (curate), The Butts
Hill Edward Henry, Broadwas court
Hill James, blacksmith and sub-postmaster
Lamont I. J., The Firs
May Miss, Lower house
Penhall John Thomas, M.D., F.R.C.S., The Cedars
Powell Leonard Henry, farmer and shopkeeper, Scatterbrook house
Pugh Benjamin, farmer, Ivy house
Spencer William, farmer and butcher
Turner John, carrier and shopkeeper
Watkins G. C., builder, wheelwright, carpenter and undertaker. Painting, glazing, etc. on reasonable terms.
White Thomas, haulier, Taberness
Wilkes – ., Royal Oak Inn
Wilson William, farmer, Stoney Ley
Source: Littlebury's Directory of Worcester & District. Tenth Edition. Printed and Published by Littlebury & Company, The Worcester Press, Worcester. 1905.




Ganderton Family - Brook Farm

Ganderton Family - Brook Farm

Left to right back row:

John Frederick Ganderton b. 4/81905
Charles Percy Ganderton b. 23/12/1909
Frank Furnival Ganderton b. 30/11/1911
Sidney Ralph Ganderton b. 23/10/1913
Thomas Leonard Ganderton b. 21/3/1908

Left to right front row:

Edgar William Ganderton (Ned) b. 11/5/20
Mary Elizabeth Ganderton (Betty) b. 6/12/1915
Agnes Elizabeth (Furnival) Ganderton b. 10/9/1880
Charles Sidney Ganderton b. 18/11/1876
Joan Kathleen Ganderton b. 11/5/1920
Vera May Ganderton b. 1/12/1917

1891 John Richard Ganderton

1911 Charles Sidney Ganderton

1911 Thomas Ganderton

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Christopher Derek Ainley Whitehead
Birth: 1917 Worcester, City of Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Death: 26 May 1942 (aged 24–25) Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland
Burial: Astwood Cemetery, Worcester, City of Worcester, Worcestershire, England. (See photo)
Plot: 26304
Memorial: 77841356
Bio: 969071 Flight Seageant, Air Gunner Christopher Derek Ainley Whitehead of The Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Son of Christopher Ainley Charles and Nora Doris Whitehead, Nee Streeter.  Husband of Vera May Whitehead.

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley P5092 of No19 Operational Training Unit took off from RAF Kinloss for a night bombing exercise over the Innes Links bombing range in Lossiemouth, Scotland, the crew all being from No36 Course.  At around midnight eye witnesses saw debris falling from the sky over the bombing range.  At daybreak the bulk of the wreckage was found near Innes House, the aircraft having broken into two sections.  The cause of the crash was put down to the photoflash exploding.

Also killed in the crash were: 111553 Pilot Office, Pilot George Kenneth Chadwick.1067232 Sergeant, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Peter Crane.1129517 Sergeant, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Joseph Green.1072967 Sergeant, Observer Edmund George Kinsey.


Christopher Derek Ainley Whitehead, Gravestone, Astwood Cemetery, Worcester.

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