George Henry Tame was born in Graiseley Passage Wolverhampton on 7th January 1891, the fourth child of Charles John Tame and Sarah Tame.
He was born less than a month after his sister Alice died, aged just a few months.
He was Christened on the same day as his Sister Edith (born in Dec 1893), on January 21st 1894 in St Mary's Parish, Wolverhampton. At the time of their Christening they were living on Cannock Road in the Spring Valley area of the town. (nr. Woden Road)
He started work at Wm. Butler's 'Springfield' Brewery in 1905 and became a foreman in the brewing department by the time he was 21.
At the start of the First World War in 1914 he enlisted with the 6th South Staffs Regiment and began his training.
In 1915 he married Amelia Anne Nicklin but then left to serve in France, where he spent most of the War.
On 25th February 1919 - 240616 Corporal George Henry Tame received the Military Medal for Gallantry and Devotion to duty.
This was annnounced in the London Gazette and reported in the local newspaper as follows:-
The document below advising him of the award was posted to his Powell Street address in Wolverhampton:-
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As a result of gaining this medal, when he returned to the UK in April 1919, he was awarded a pocket watch by the Wolverhampton Patriotic committee, which he always wore in his waistcoat.
|The inscription in the watch says:
PRESENTED TO SERGT. G.H.TAME 6TH SOUTH STAFFS ON HIS GAINING THE MILITARY MEDAL BY HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR MR COUNR. ALFRED G JEFFS, ON BEHALF OF THE PATRIOTIC COMMITTEE WOLVERHAMPTON MARCH 9TH 1919.
Butlers Brewery, where he worked, erected a war memorial listing the names of their employees who died fighting for their country and also those who survived to return to the brewery. Since the brewery has now closed the memorial has been given a new home in the Black Country Museum. For more details of the Memorial and the 4 Tame's listed on it Click Here
George and Amelia
had 4 children, all
boys, born between 1919 and 1922.
The boys were
The boys wereGeorge Albert, Charles, Kenneth and Albert Edward. (Kenneth and Albert were twins.)
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Although all four of the Tame Boys married, neither Charles nor Kenneth had any children.
Albert Tame has three children:- Shirley, John and Annette
Charles married again after the death of his first wife Alice, and inherited a number of stepchildren and grandchildren from this marriage.
After the War George Henry Tame returned to his job at Butlers Brewery in Wolverhampton, and eventually served over 50 years for that company, receiving a silver tankard in 1955 as a long service award.
George & Amelia are seen here on the beach with two of their sons in the early 1930's
and here on a seaside visit captured by a local photographer.
And here at their new address at 36 Kingsway Road in Wolverhampton with their dog "Prince"
George Henry Tame died in Wolverhampton in December 1962 aged 71.
His wife Amelia Ann died exactly 12 months later in December 1963
Their Monument is in Heath Town Churchyard, Wolverhampton.