Mervyn Havelock Tiller

Mervyn Havelock Tiller

Male 1900 - 1980  (79 years)

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  • Name Mervyn Havelock Tiller 
    Born 22 Oct 1900  Inkerman, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jul 1980 
    Notes 
    • Mervyn was named after Sir Henry Havelock who was a soldier and distinguished himself in the Indian Mutiny. His statue stands in Trafalgar Square, London, Sir Henry married the daughter of Joshua Marshman, a Baptist Missionary in India. (Joshua Marshman was a very noted scholar and missionary. He went with Ward and Cary, with wives and children, to Serampore, India, in the early 1800s. Joshua hailed from Westbury Leigh, Dilton Marsh, Wiltshire. He translated various parts of the Bible to Indian dialects and even began a Chinese Translation. Between the missionaries they set up a printing press and schools and Hannah, the wife of Josua, taught in a girls' school as well as trying to help with hygiene. She was still bearing children, some living and others dying at birth or living a short time. She must have been quite a strong-willed lady. Joyce tiller recently had a letter from an Indian gentleman praising the work she did all those years ago.
      Mervyn attended Owen and Mallala schools and then spent a short time on the farm at Mallala and also a period with hi Uncle Charles at grace Plains. In 1918 he joined the staff of the Commercial Bank of Australia which in later years amalgamated with the Bank of New South Wales and is now called Westpac Banking Corporation. Mervyn began at Head Office in Adelaide King William Street and spent periods at Balaklava, Strathalbyn, Kimba and Burra. He also travelled the state as relieving manager for several years. On transfer to New South Wales in approximately 1937, he served at Blackheath, Bathurst, Queanbeyan and Mortdale. A short time was spent as relief manager until his retirement in 1965. He bought a house at Springwood in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. Reading always occupied his spare time and in the years at Springwood his garden was his chief interest and pleasure. He played bowls and was a club president.
    Person ID I0965  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2007 

    Father Richard Tiller,   b. 9 Jan 1868, Para Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1937, Mallala, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Eliza Marshman,   b. 4 Jul 1870, Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1940, Mallala, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1891  Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Beryl Marion Nicol,   b. Abt 1897,   d. 5 Nov 1995  (Age ~ 98 years) 
    Married 1941  Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. D. Tiller
    Family ID F0278  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Oct 1900 - Inkerman, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1941 - Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Mervyn Havelock Tiller - Third child of Richard and Eliza Tiller.


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