18 November 2008

Ellen Talmey nee Parks

Today's photo is not entirely unknown to me. It was sent to me a few years ago from England by the wife of one of the children in the photo.

Ellen Parks was my maternal grandfather's sister who was born in Wivelsfield, Sussex in 1883 and was known as Nell, she married William Charles Talmey in 1911 and moved to the Red Hill area of Surrey. They had two boys, Edwin Charles born 1913 and Dennis J born 1915 and they are the children in the photo. Both boys married but as far as I know neither of them had any children so there probably aren't any descendants for Ellen. William was killed in action in France 1918 during the first world war so Ellen was left alone with her two children, I don't think she ever remarried, she died in 1958.


  • Subject: Ellen, Edwin & Dennis Talmey
  • Year: c1916
  • Photographer: A Watson, 72 Station Rd, Redhill (UK)


  • Subject: Edwin Charles Talmey
  • Date: 12 May 1944
  • Photographer: Bourne & Shepherd, India

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