Desmond Thomas Patrick O'Donovan McClory

Male 1922 - 2002  (79 years)


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  • Name Desmond Thomas Patrick O'Donovan McClory  [1
    Born 6 Dec 1922  Kingston uponThames Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Oct 2002  Victoria Lodge, Castletown, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0343  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 

    Father General Walter Chas Southgate,   b. 1905,   d. Deceased 
    Mother Edith Margaret Gurl,   b. 11 Dec 1908, Kingston (Surbiton Tolworth) London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased 
    Married 3 Aug 1929  Brighton, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father George Henry Walter,   b. 20 Feb 1903, Chiswick (3 Alrerden Rd) London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1964  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Flora Hilda Gurl,   b. 29 Jun 1905,   d. 25 Mar 1966  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1927  Richmond (Barnes) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Thomas John McClory,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Mother Winefrede Doran,   b. ABT. 1900,   d. ABT. 1980, Dublin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Family ID F175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Julia de la Mare,   b. 1924,   d. 2000  (Age 76 years) 
    Children 
     1. Alfred Stanley Gale,   b. 1869,   d. 3 Dec 1952  (Age 83 years)
     2. Finoula Mary O'Donovan McClory,   b. Private
     3. Walter Gale,   b. Private
     4. Kathleen Gale,   b. Private
     5. Rose Gale,   b. Private
     6. Beattie Gale,   b. Private
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Desmond McLory Esq
      6 Sandfield
      Castletown
      Isle of Man
      IM9 1EG

      (29 March 2001)



      I would introduce myself as the son of Donald Connaughton Munro, your First Cousin Once Removed.

      I have traced you through the good offices of The Charterhouse and the present owner of your former home in Castletown.

      I do hope you do not feel I am intruding.

      For some many years now I have engaged in Family History research and have assembled quite a substantial body of documentation. I have also traced a number of cousins, including Third Cousins descended from Thomas Munro (1835-73). He was my great-grandfather's brother.

      Your line, descended from Charles Connaughton Munro through your mother, is a collateral line that has largely escaped me. Charles died at the age of only 29 and no photographs have come my way. Similarly his father, Donald, is a great-unknown countenance. (NB: August 2001. NOT descended from Charles Connaughton. Mother was child of Josphine Shellf by her first husband, Thomas Doran. Her second husband was Henry Thomas McLeod Munro)

      If you feel able to let me have details of birth, marriages and deaths which are known to you, then I would be most very grateful. I am taking the opportunity of enclosing my chart down from William Munro and Margaret McLeod. The pages are arranged sequentially, from left to right.

      If you refer to Page 2 you will see your family group, with the few details known to me. Please enter such additional information as you have, or if you prefer, write separately. Of course, if you come across any errors in the chart, please draw them to my attention.

      I can then update the chart and let you have a fair copy. I can also send you extracts from my files and details of the Internet website which I have established. Some commentary on Marie Lloyd is to be found there.

      Do I understand Kevin is in America? Do I remember that you had an involvement at one time with the Leatherhead Rep? Two of my children were at St.John's; both now at University.

      For the convenience of your reply I am taking the opportunity of enclosing an addressed envelope. I very much look forward to hearing from you.


      (Present owner of 40 Castle Street telephoned. My letter 6.11.00 to that address only received 29.3.01
      DMcL sold him the house 10 years ago. In frail health; a couple of strokes. Believed aged 75+, late wife Julia.]

      RAF Record 1941-1946 received 1 August 2001

      AC2 on enlistment. Recommended for training as Observer. LAC 31.12.41. Pilot Officer 22 Mar 1942 Flying Officer 22 Feb 1943. Flight Lieutenant 22 Aug 1944. Last Day of Service 27 August 1946 Relinquished Commission 1 July 1959

      "Authorised to wear ribbon of 1939/43 Star - No.254 Squadron". Distinguished Flying Cross.



  • Sources 
    1. [S001543] RAF Record.
      Date of Import: 1 August 2001

    2. [S001538] Gurl.ftw.
      Date of Import: Jun 3, 2001



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