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Capt. Theodore Emmanuel (Michel) Rodocanachi, DSO MC[1]

Male 1889 - 1983  (94 years)


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  • Name Theodore Emmanuel (Michel) Rodocanachi 
    Title Capt.  
    Suffix DSO MC 
    Born 06 Jan 1889  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 14 Feb 1889  St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • God-parents: Theodore E. Rodocanachi (represented by M. E. Rodocanachi.) [2]
    Gender Male 
    Died 08 Feb 1983  The Green Farm, Tidmington, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His estate was valued at 2,709,906 net. He left 10,000 each to the National Association of Almshouses, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Army Benevolent Fund The Times (London), 30 May 1983, pg. 12.
    Cremated Warwickshire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Memorial service held at St. Edmund's Church, Shipston on Stour, noon 24 Feb 1983.
    Notes 
    • Residence: 1920, The Hill, Broadway, Worcs, England; at DOD The Green Farm, Tidmington, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, England.
    • Education: Eton.
    • Served in WWl in which he appears to have been wounded. Hampshire Regt. (Special Reserves) attached to Ox & Bucks Light Infantry. Three times mentioned in despatches for gallant service. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order on 18 June 1917. Theodore Emmanuel Rodocanachi, 3rd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, made Second Lieutenants, on probation, 27 Feb 1915 (London Gazette 26 Feb 1915); T.E. Rodocanachi, M.C. (Hamps. R. Spec. Res.). to be actg. Capt. whilst comdg. a Co. 18 July 1916.(London Gazette 21 Nov 1916). Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.: Lt. T.E. Rodocanachi, M.C. (Hamps. R., Spec. Res.). to be temp. Capt, 1 Oct. 1916 (London Gazette 16 Feb 1917). Lt. T. E. Rodocanachi, M.C. (Hamps. R., Spec. Res.), relinquishes the actg. rank of Capt. on ceasing to comd. a Co., 19 Oct 1916 (London Gazette 1 Dec 1916).
    • In the King's conferring of the Military Cross, the citation reads: "Second Lieutenant Theodore Emmanuel Rodocanachi, 3rd Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment, attached 5th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. For conspicuous gallantry at Railway Wood on 17th October, 1915. When a mine had been exploded under one of the trenches he went forward under rifle fire to reconnoitre the crater, one bullet going through his cap. Later, when the Germans fired some shells on a working party in the crater, Second Lieutenant Rodocanachi, by his personal example and coolness, kept the men at work, although several were hit, until a satisfactory trench had been made." (London Gazette 16 Nov 1915)
    • Dispatches: Led his company to their objective despite heavy fire and despite being injured on three separate occasions during the advance. Consolidated his position and continued to command until finally incapacitated.
    • He was co-executor of the estate of his sister Ariadne (London Gazette 22 Feb 1966).
    • 1911 England census for 58 Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park, Paddington, London W, household headed by Michel Michel Rodocanachi, 54; married 27 years, 5 children born, 4 living; steamship director; wife Despina, 50; son Theodore, 22, single, steamship director; daughters Elsie. 19; Helen, 13, both single, all b. London; 7 servants.
    Person ID I1679  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2018 

    Father Michel Michel (Michael) Rodocanachi,   b. 08 Nov 1856, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1911, 58 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Despina (George) Scaramanga,   b. 20 Feb 1861, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1914, Cecils Manor Road, Worthing, West Sussex, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1884  St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Witnesses: E. M. Rodocanachi and F. Rodocanachi; Hieronymous Myriantheus presiding; entry 131. [3]
    Family ID F717  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 06 Jan 1889 - London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 14 Feb 1889 - St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Feb 1983 - The Green Farm, Tidmington, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - - Warwickshire, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    58 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England
    58 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England
    Michel and Despina Rodocanachi resided at this address at the time of their deaths, in 1911 and 1914, respectively, presumably with their surviving children; photo 2009.
    58 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England
    58 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England
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    Documents
    T.E. Rodocanachi WWI medal card
    T.E. Rodocanachi WWI medal card
    West Norwood Cemetery
    West Norwood Cemetery
    Register for plot 28365, sq. 28, Greek plan no. 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S119] 1911 England Census.

    2. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 7, Dec 1976.
      Records of Baptisms from the Church of St. Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater

    3. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, Jul 1977.
      Marriages Celebrated at the Holy Wisdom (Saint Sophia) in Moscow Road, Bayswater [London]


  

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