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Family of Lewis Philip Attfield and Martha Jane Shether

Husband: Lewis Philip Attfield (1869-1900)
Wife: Martha Jane Shether (1873-1945)
Children: Leslie Philip Attfield (1898-1956)
Mabel Annie Florence Attfield (1899-1991)
Marriage 7 Jun 1897 Canterbury, Kent

Husband: Lewis Philip Attfield

Name: Lewis Philip Attfield
Sex: Male
Father: William Attfield (1833-1883)
Mother: Elizabeth Knight (1839-1926)
Birth 30 Sep 1869 Cooper's Terrace, Farnham
Baptism 14 Nov 1869 (age 0) Farnham, Surrey
Census 1871 (age 1-2) Living with parents
Death 4 May 1900 (age 30) Mooi River, South Africa

Wife: Martha Jane Shether

Name: Martha Jane Shether
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 20 Jul 1873 Canterbury, Kent
Census 1901 (age 27-28) Visiting Rachel Shether, 43 Military Road, Canterbury (widow)
Death 1 Sep 1945 (age 72) 6 Clifton Gardens, Canterbury, Kent

Child 1: Leslie Philip Attfield

Name: Leslie Philip Attfield
Sex: Male
Spouse: Christiana Mary Holman (1900-1991)
Birth 12 Feb 1898 Canterbury, Kent
Birth fact 1898 (age 0) 1898 Mar Qtr, Canterbury, 2a/857
Census 1901 (age 2-3) Visiting with mother
Death fact 1956 (age 57-58) 1956 Sep Qtr, Canterbury, 5b/181 (aged 58)
Death 6 Jul 1956 (age 58) Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury, Kent

Child 2: Mabel Annie Florence Attfield

Name: Mabel Annie Florence Attfield
Sex: Female
Spouse: Walter Charles Herbert Malins (c. 1899-1953)
Birth 29 Nov 1899 Blean, Kent
Birth fact 1900 (age 0-1) 1900 Mar Qtr, Blean, 2a/897
Census 1901 (age 1-2) Visiting with mother ("Martha Attfield")
Residence 26 Dec 1922 (age 23) 11 Union Street, Canterbury, Kent
Death fact 1991 (age 91-92) 1991 Jun, Canterbury, 16/381 (aged 91)
Death Jun 1991 (age 91) Canterbury, Kent

Note on Husband: Lewis Philip Attfield

Lewis Philip Attfield died after the Siege of Ladysmith in the Boer War (information from Roger White).


He died on 4th May 1900 of dysentery at the Mooi River, South Africa ( where there was a large military hospital.)

The entry from In Memoriam: Roll Of Honour of Imperial Forces, Anglo- Boer War 1899-1902:

Regt. No 2157 Sgt Attfield L.P Royal Irish Fusiliers.

Information from Julia Wainewright

Note on Wife: Martha Jane Shether (1)

ATTFIELD Martha Jane of 6 Clifton Gardens Canterbury widow died 1 September 1945. Administration Llandudno 19 September to Leslie Philip Attfield board of trade examiner. Effects £242 13s. 10d.

Note on Wife: Martha Jane Shether (2)

Department of Health and Social Security and predecessors: Selected War Pensions Award Files for Service Prior to 1914 PIN 71/28

Attfield Martha Jane . Attfield Martha Jane Department of Health and Social Security and predecessors: Selected War Pensions Award Files for Service Prior to 1914 Widows

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