John William Valentine Tilby

1898–9 November 1917 (Age 19)
Deptford, Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John William Valentine

When John William Valentine Tilby was born in 1898, in Deptford, Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, Herbert Fenton Tilby, was 27 and his mother, Mary Jane Whiting, was 26. He lived in London, Middlesex, England in 1901 and East Ham, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died on 9 November 1917, in At Sea, at the age of 19, and was buried in Tower Hamlets, London, England, United Kingdom.

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Herbert Fenton Tilby
Mary Jane Whiting
Henry Herbert Tilby
John William Valentine Tilby
Jenny Tilby
Elizabeth May Tilby
Edward Reuben Tilby
Robert George Tilby
Lucy Mabel Tilby
Jessamine Tilby

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World Events (4)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 6

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 10

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 16

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, so named with the Old Norse personal name Billi + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • John Tilby in household of Herbert Tilby, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • John Tilby in household of Herbert Tilby, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • John William V Tilby, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"

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