Hyatt, Montague Charles 1

Birth Name Hyatt, Montague Charles
Gramps ID I0448
Gender male
Age at Death 71 years, 10 months, 17 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth [E4145] 15 February 1882 London, Islington  
Death [E4146] 1954 Australia  
Baptism [E4147] 2 July 1882 Islington St Mary, England  


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Hyatt, Joseph [I0429]
Mother Onion, Elizabeth Vanano [I0174]
    Sister     Hyatt, Bertha Maud [I0431]
    Brother     Hyatt, Stanley Harry Victor [I0434]
         Hyatt, Montague Charles [I0448]
    Brother     Hyatt, Walter Joseph [I0466]
    Brother     Hyatt, Joseph Francis [I0489]
    Sister     Hyatt, Ethel Marguerita [373144464]


    Family of Hyatt, Montague Charles and Unknown, Helen [F0152]
Unknown Partner Unknown, Helen [I0175]
  1. Hyatt, Dennis Charles [I0479]
  2. Hyatt, Margaret [I0498]


Hyatt, Montague Charles
Official Number: 194138
Place of Birth: Islington, London
Date: 15 February 1882
Catalogue reference ADM 188/334links to the Catalogue
Dept Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies, Series: Admiralty: Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services.

Montague was serving in the Royal Navy by 1901, Service Number 194138, based at Shorncliffe, Folkestone, in a training camp for new recruits. When later posted to Australia, he did not return (Emigrated or deserted). Records held at the National Archive, Admiralty: Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services ref 137/108.

Folkestone has had a military presence for many years. In fact, Shorncliffe Camp (Cheriton) has been there since 1794, and garrisons manned the Martello Towers before that. In 1794 British Parliament purchased a large piece of land at Shorncliffe. This was the obvious place for initial fortifications to be built as it was just 20 miles away from the French coast, so close in-fact that the locals could see the smoke from the camp fires of Napoleon's waiting Army. Later further defenses were added to theKent Coast including the 28 mile long Royal Military Canal (where building started in October 1804 and finished in June 1805) which stretches from Cliffend to Seabrook. Also the Martello Towers (Built Between 1805�ư1808) were constructed to bolster the defenses. During both world wars, troops were stationed at Shorncliffe before being shipped to the front, and today it is still in constant use. Shorncliffe was designated as the R.A.M.C. and A.S.C. Camp, Folkestone. Does anyone know what those acronyms stand for?

There are firing ranges all along the seafront in Hythe which are still in use today. Folkestone was very badly hit during the 1939-1945 war. It was targeted partially because of Shorncliffe Camp, they also aimed for the railway stations, the gasworks and the airfield at Hawkinge. Plus, it was often the last piece of land before the Germans left the British shores to go home, so they unloaded their unused bombs as a farewell present. A great many civilians died, and it took years and years to rebuild.

Residence: 1891 Islington, London, England (Source: 1891 England Census)


Type Value Notes Sources
RFN 633485570


  1. Hyatt, Joseph [I0429]
    1. Onion, Elizabeth Vanano [I0174]
      1. Hyatt, Walter Joseph [I0466]
      2. Hyatt, Joseph Francis [I0489]
      3. Hyatt, Ethel Marguerita [373144464]
      4. Hyatt, Montague Charles
        1. Unknown, Helen [I0175]
          1. Hyatt, Dennis Charles [I0479]
          2. Hyatt, Margaret [I0498]
      5. Hyatt, Bertha Maud [I0431]
      6. Hyatt, Stanley Harry Victor [I0434]


Source References

  1. UK Census [S0058]