Walton, Aileen Barbara (1916-1996) and Walter Henry Cutting Holdaway (1909-1968)


Aileen Barbara Walton (1916-1996) and Walter Henry Cutting Holdaway (1909-1968)

Aileen Barbara Walton (1916-1996)
Daughter of Allan Walton (1886-1962) and Inez Beryl Lionel (1895-1933)
Born in Madras, 6 October 1916
Baptised at St Andrew’s Church, Madras on 26 October 1916
Attends Bishop Corrie High School Madras 1921
Attends Lawrence Memorial Royal Military School, Nilgiri Hills, India 5 August 1928-1935
Married at St George’s Cathedral, Madras to Walter Henry Cutting Holdaway (1909-1968) on 6 January 1937
Walter diagnosed as having TB, 1937
Lives in Police Quarters, Pudapet, Madras
Son Derek Ian Walton Holdaway is born 9 December 1937
Lives in Police Quarters, Wallajah Road, Madras 1939
Lives in Police Quarters, Bellary 1940-1942
Lives in Police Quarters, Kurnool, 1943
Lives in Police Quarters, St Thomas’s \Mount, Madras 1943-45
Had a daughter, Anne Patricia Holdaway 3 May 1943
Joins Indian Red Cross, Madras as Welfare Officer 1 November 1944 to 31 July 1947
Separates from Walter and lives in YWCA, Madras from 1945-1946
Lives in Police Quarters, Fort St George, Madras 1946-1947
Sailed to England on the SS Strathmore in 1947
Lives with father, Joan and Brian in 39 Scholes Street, Salford,  1947-48
Attends and studies at Lorburn Secretarial College, Manchester
Walter returns to India to finish his Police service. TB returns.
Walter sails back to England but is taken off the ship at Aden suffering from TB, 1948
Secretary with George Stark and Sons, paper manufacturers, Manchester 1948
Lives at 3 Cleveland Avenue, Salford 1949
Walter returns from Aden and goes into Sanatorium at Grange over Sands, 1949
Walter returns home and get a job as a Watcher with Customs and Excise
Leaves George Stark and Sons on Derek getting his appointment with Stretford Corporation, 1957
Derek leaves for London and the family go to live with her father and Brian at 1 Vicarage Close, Salford, 1961
Father leaves to live with his daughter Joan and family,1962
Father Allan Walton dies on 13 October 1962
Walter diagnosed as having leukaemia 1964
Daughter Anne married Ronald Alan France on 3 October 1965
Walter invalided out of Customs and Excise 1965
Comes to live with Derek in London at 63 Marlow House, Hallfield, London W2, 1965
Walter dies aged 58 of Leukaemia at Paddington General Hospital 5 February 1968
Granddaughter Joanna Wendy France is born on 11 February 1969
Daughter Anne and Joanna leave Alan France and come to live with her in London 1970. Brings up Joanna while Anne works
Brother Brian dies 1 June 1974
Anne is divorced
Anne marries Frank Henry Duffield on 6 June 1979. They retire to Bridport Dorset
Son-in-law Frank dies 3 December 1991
Anne marries George Victor Steer on 21 April 1992, they live in Bridport
Property in Bridport, Dorset acquired by Derek and William 10 February 1994
Sells Marlow House, London in September 1995
Lives permanently in Bridport with William and Derek 1995
Died of ovarian cancer at the Joseph Weld Hospice, Dorchester on 11 June 1996
Cremated at Yeovil, Somerset on 18 June 1996


Derek Ian Walton Holdaway (b.1937) civil partner Edward William Hubert Castell (b.1936)

Anne Patricia Holdaway (b.1943), married (i) Ronald Alan France (ii) Frank Henry Duffield (1923-1991) and (iii) George Victor Steer (b.1943) has a daughter Joanna Wendy France (b.1969)










Barbara and Walter with Derek


Barbara and Derek in their garden in Bridport


William and Barbara at our bungalow in Bridport


Anne, Barbara and Derek in West Bay


Last photograph taken of my mother, within days she was in hospital



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