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Thomas Kenneth Gordon Ridley         1895-1954
Thomas was born on 9 April 1895, the son of Thomas William Ridley and Emily Gordon, at Coatham, Redcar, Yorkshire. He married Zela Margaret Bowlby.
Zela Margaret Bowlby (nee Wragby)   1897-
Zela Margaret Wragby was born about 1897, the daughter of James Wragby, Schoolmaster from Leeds, Yorkshire.
I have identified the following children.
  Gillian Constance No Date     Married Gilbert Stewart Morrison
Susan Margaret Born abt 1931   Yorkshire  

Birth of Parents
Thomas Kenneth Gordon Ridley b: 9 Apr 1895               Coatham, Redcar, Yorkshire
son of Thomas William Ridley and Emily Gordon, Teresa-terrace

Zela Margaret Wragby b: abt 1897         Yorkshire       1897 1Q Hunslet 9b 484
daughter of James Wragby, Schoolmaster from Leeds, Yorkshire

Jan 12, 1927
Thomas Kenneth Gordon Ridley
Zela Margaret Bowlby
      1927 1Q Guisbro' 9d 807

The Times, Friday, January 14, 1927   MARRIAGES
RIDLEY - BOWLBY - On January 12, 1937, at Guisborough, THOMAS KENNETH GORDON RIDLEY, M.C., eldest son of T. W. Ridley, J.P., of Kirkby Thore, Westmoreland, and the late Mrs Ridley, of "Willimoteswick", Redcar, to ZELA MARGARET, daughter of the late James Wragby, of Leeds, and Mrs. Wragby, and niece and adopted daughter of Dr. A. S. Robinson, of Redcar.

Gillian Constance Ridley No Date              
daughter of Thomas Kenneth Gordon Ridley and Zela Margaret Bowlby
Susan Margaret Ridley b: abt 1931              1931 4Q Guisbro' 9d 680
daughter of Thomas Kenneth Gordon Ridley and Zela Margaret Bowlby

Thomas Kenneth Gordon Ridley Died 2 Aug 1954  at 7 Nelson Terrace, Coatham, Redcar
Service at Christ Church, Coatham, and private cremation.

The Times, Tuesday, Aug 3, 1954   OBITUARY
  Colonel Thomas Kenneth Gordon Ridley, O.B.E., M.C., T.D., died at his home at Redcar, Yorkshire, yesterday, at the age of 59.   He had a distinguished military career, winning the Military Cross in the 1914-18 War and rising to be commanding officer of the unit he entered as a ranker.   At the outbreak of that war he volunteered for his local unit of the Yorkshire regiment, preferring to "start at the bottom" although he had had four years in training in the officers' training corps at Oundle School, where he was educated.   He was eventually persuaded to apply for a commission in 1915, becoming a captain in the Teeside Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment when it was reformed in 1920, was promoted to major in 1930, was given the brevet of lieutenant-colonel in 1935, and attained substantive rank in 1937, the year after becoming commanding officer of the battalion.   Later he commanded the Middlesborough Garrison, which was charged with the defence of Teesside in the 1939-45 War and those duties earned him the O.B.E. in 1942.   In 1945 he was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for the North Riding of Yorkshire and a magistrate and he also received the Territorial Decoration in 1934.
LONDON   1 Dec 1954                         Probate
RIDLEY, Thomas Kenneth Gordon - of 7 Nelson-terrace, Redcar, Yorkshire, died 2 August 1954, Probate London, 1 December, to Zela Margaret Ridley, widow, Gillian Constance Morrison (wife of Gilbert Stewart Morrison) and Susan Margaret Ridley, spinster.
  Effects £12,750 16s. 7d.

Zela Margaret (Bowlby) Ridley No Data