The Meech Family

Thomas Charles ‘Charlie’ Meech (1884-1971)

Charlie was the son of Emily Taylor nee Hyde (1865-1917), the Laundress, from her first marriage to Thomas How Meech (1860-1888). He was four when his father died.

Charlie was the ‘Odd Man’ at Tyneham House.

William George Meech (1887-1916)

William was just one year old when his father Thomas died. He became a gamekeeper and was boarding with the Cane family at Milborne Port in 1911. He enlisted with the 1st Dorset Yeomanry at Sherborne. Sadly Private William Meech was killed in action in Egypt on 26 February 1916 aged 28. He is remembered on the War Memorial in Tyneham Church.


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