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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

See Also


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