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C. E. P. Sankey

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Captain Crofton Edward Pym Sankey, RE

1877 Born in Chatham of Irish nationality

1881 Living in Kingston, Ontario, Canada with his parents Mathew Sankey, 27, a college professor, Eliza Sankey 25, and Celia Sankey 5mo[1]

Educated at Wellington College

1891 Living in Kensington with his grandfather, Edward J. Pym (a general on the retired list)[2]

1894 Royal Military Academy, Woolwich

1896 Commissioned in Royal Engineers

1901 Lieutenant, Royal Engineers[3]

1905 Promoted to Captain

1908-12 Assistant instructor in Fortifications, School of Military Engineering, Chatham, a choice of specialism following in his father's footsteps.

1911 Captain Crofton Edward Pym Sankey of the Royal Engineers, 33, lived in Gillingham with his wife Gertrude Marion Sankey 33[4]

1912 Posted to Aldershot in command of the 1st field troop, Royal Engineers

1913 Associate of Inst Civil Engineers

WWI of the 3rd Field Squadron, Royal Engineers; awarded the 1914 Star; promoted Lieut Colonel[5]

1941 Col C E P Sankey lived in Shrewsbury[6]

1955 Crofton E P Sankey lived in Putney; registered at London Rowing Club[7]

1956 Died

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Canadian census
  2. 1891 census
  3. 1901 census
  4. 1911 census
  5. WWI Service records
  6. Phone Book
  7. London Electoral Registers
  • Civil Engineer Records