In Memory of


Warrant Officer
Royal Air Force
who died on
Saturday, 8th September 1945. Age 50.

Son of George Watson Theaker and Caroline Ann Theaker; husband of Ruth Theaker, of Bridgnorth.

If anyone is who reads this is related to Sam Theaker please do get in touch by emailing as it means that I am also related to you.

See also Thomas Theaker, Sam's brother - 

Family info:

Descendants of Sam Theaker

Generation No. 1

1. Sam Theaker (George Watson, James, Thomas, James) was born 02 Feb 1896 in Woodrow, Methley, Yorkshire, and died 08 Sep 1945 in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. He married Ruth Hale 1917 in Biggleswade Reg Dist. 

Notes for Sam Theaker:
Sam enlisted at Leeds 16th June 1914in Northern Signals Coy Royal Engineers (TF). He was discharged from the TF and re-enlisted with general mobilisation to the RE as a driver (72470) 10th December 1914. He was demobilised 1st May 1919 and re-enlisted in the RAF 9th April 1923 as a policeman. At his death he was a warrant officer.

Warrant Officer 353888 Royal Air Force
Sam Theaker on birth certificate but Samuel Theaker on marriage and in death notice.
More About Sam Theaker:
Burial: 12 Sep 1945, Bridgnoth Cem., Shropshire. Plot S, Grave 850
Sam died of natural causes.

Children of Sam Theaker and Ruth Hale are:
+ 2 i. Marguerite K Theaker, born 1920 in Biggleswade.
3 ii. George A Theaker, born 1923 in Biggleswade.

Notes for George A Theaker:
Able Seaman in Royal Navy at time of Father's death.

4 iii. Wendoline J Theaker, born 1930 in Aylesbury; died 1930 in Biggleswade.

Notes for Wendoline J Theaker:
Wendoline not yet confirmed as child of Ruth and Sam.

5 iv. Yvonne M Theaker (Yvonne Theaker), born 1932 in Woodbridge. She married Brian Copping 1958 in Hitchin.

Notes for Yvonne M Theaker:
Not yet married at death of her father. Checked for children up to and inc. Mar 1966 and found none. Yvonne would be 34 by this time.

Generation No. 2

2. Marguerite K6 Theaker (Sam5, George Watson4, James3, Thomas2, James1) was born 1920 in Biggleswade. She married John Rainford 1944 in Bridgnorth. 

Children of Marguerite Theaker and John Rainford are:
6 i. Robert F7 Rainford, born 1945 in Bridgnorth.
7 ii. David J Rainford, born 1946 in Kensington.

Commemorative Information

Cemetery: BRIDGNORTH CEMETERY, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
Plot S. Grave 850.

Picture courtesy of Neil Evans. Neil kindly sent the above picture completely unsolicited.


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