Desmond Thomas Patrick O'Donovan McClory1922 - 2002 (79 years)
Name Desmond Thomas Patrick O'Donovan McClory  Born 6 Dec 1922 Kingston uponThames Gender Male Died 4 Oct 2002 Victoria Lodge, Castletown, Isle of Man Person ID I0343 My Genealogy Last Modified 11 Jan 2020
Father General Walter Chas Southgate, b. 1905, d. Deceased Mother Edith Margaret Gurl, b. 11 Dec 1908, Kingston (Surbiton Tolworth) London , d. Deceased Married 3 Aug 1929 Brighton, Sussex  Family ID F176 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Father Thomas John McClory, d. UNKNOWN Mother Winefrede Doran, b. ABT. 1900, d. ABT. 1980, Dublin (Age ~ 80 years) Family ID F175 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Julia de la Mare, b. 1924, d. 2000 (Age 76 years) Children 1. Finoula Mary O'Donovan McClory, b. Private Last Modified 11 Jan 2020 Family ID F227 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Desmond McLory Esq
Isle of Man
(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.
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