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

William 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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Home|Families|A-E|F-J|K-O|P-T|U-Z 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… Continue reading

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1914: Air Rifle Shooting

On Wednesday evening last week the members of the Povington Club visited Tyneham to shoot the return match to that won by the former Club by seven points on February 7th. Tyneham now won by 19 points, making 184 points, and Povington 165. Scores:- Tyneham – J. Curtis (captain), 23;… Continue reading

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1914: Air Rifle Shooting

On Wednesday evening last week the members of the Povington Club visited Tyneham to shoot the return match to that won by the former Club by seven points on February 7th. Tyneham now won by 19 points, making 184 points, and Povington 165. Scores:- Tyneham – J. Curtis (captain), 23; T. Gould, 22; F. Knight and B. Taylor, 21 each; C, Meech and F. Lucas, 20 each; W. Meech, W. Stickland, and W. Warr, 19 each – total, 184 points. Povington – C. Charles and W. Runyard, 21 each; C. Beauchamp, 20; W. Taylor, 19; W, Cooper, M. Charles, and A. Taylor, 18 each; B. Charles, 16; and A. Norman, 14; – total, 165 points. –

Tyneham v. Frampton (Dorchester). – This match was shot on the same evening, each Club firing at patent targets on their own range. Tyneham won by nine points. Scores:- Tyneham – J. Curtis,23; F, Knight and F. Lucas, 22 each; W. Warr, 21; T. Gould, W. Meech, and B. Taylor,20 each; T. Miller and F. Warr, 17 each – total, 237 points, Frampton – A. Biles, G.H. Whatmore, F. Hansford, and Carter, 21 each; W. Hill, Rev. C. S. Homan, and J. Legg, 19 each; C. Watkins, 17; and E. Dart, 16 – total, 228 points.

Published in Western Gazette, Friday 6 March 1914