Born September 8, 1917, in Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), and educated at Rottingdean School and Haileybury College, England to which his parents had retired. He joined Grindlays Bank, India, and when called up there was posted to the Poonah Horse, the last cavalry regiment to be mechanised, and was substantive Captain E.C.O. on demobilisation. On rejoining Grindlays in 1947 he was appointed manager of their Quetta branch and in 1949 of their Dalhousie Square branch in Calcutta. He resigned from the Bank to enter the jute trade and emigrated to the U.S.A. as an importer, living firstly in New York and then Dalton, Georgia, a centre of carpet manufacture. He retired in 1982.
He married, On April 24, 1948, Joan, only daughter of Col. Cecil Charles Thomas Reading and widow of Sqn. Ldr. J.H. Kennard, D.F.C. posth. She was a Section Officer (Cipher) W.A.A.F. They have a daughter, Jacqueline, and two sons, James Robert Halliday, and Tancred Charles MacKenzie.
- Lidderdale, Robert Halliday, An Account of the Lowland Scots Family of Lidderdale, 1950 unpublished manuscript.
- Lidderdale, Halliday Adair, The Descendants of John Lidderdale 1783-1845, 1988 unpublished manuscript.
Joan Lidderdale (age 30) with children June Kennard (8), Jacqueline Lidderdale (2), and James Lidderdale (1) arrived in the port of Tilbury, England, on March 11, 1951 on the S.S. Stratheden from Bombay via Sydney, Australia.
Source: The U.K. National Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/), The Moving Here catalogue record No. BT 26/1272/2328 (http://www.movinghere.org.uk/search/catalogue.asp?RecordID=47407).
Tancred and Joan wedding, April 24, 1948.
Tancred Lidderdale obituary
Mr. Tancred (Tanc) William Halliday Lidderdale, 91, of Dalton passed away late Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 at his residence.
He is survived by his wife of 60, Joan Reading Lidderdale of Dalton; children and their spouses, June and Jim Parry of Oneonta, N.Y., Jackie Phillips of Dalton, James and Selena Lidderdale of Dalton, Tancred and Debbie Lidderdale of Alexandria, Va.; grandchildren, John Parry, Jackie Parry, Judy Parry, James Parry, Nick Phillips, Kent Phillips, and Jillian Lidderdale; great-grandchild Jake Parry.
Tanc was born Sept. 8, 1917 in Salisbury, Rhodesia, Africa. He was posted by the British Army to the Poonah Horse Regiment in India (the last cavalry regiment to be mechanized) during World War II. Following the war, Tanc returned to his career with Grindley's Bank in Quetta, Bombay, Karachi and Calcutta. He immigrated to the United States in 1956 employed importing jute for the carpet and rug industry. He was an avid golfer and a long-time member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.
With his generous nature, Tanc willed his body to Emory University Department of Anatomy to be a resource to those in the field of sciences.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. at St. Mark's Church, 901 W. Emery Street, Dalton, with the Rev. C. Dean Taylor and the Rev. Elizabeth Roles officiating. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept.. 23, 2008 at St. Mark's Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family would gratefully appreciate memorial donations be made to Hamilton Hospice, 1209 Memorial Drive, or to St. Mark's Church.
Source: The Daltpon Daily Citizen News, September 22, 2008.
Joan Lidderdale obituary
Mrs. Joan Reading Lidderdale passed away in Dalton Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011.
She was born in Tavoy, Burma, on June 18, 1920, and was the daughter of the late Ethel and Cecil Charles Thomas Reading and was preceded in death by her husband, Tancred W.H. Lidderdale, and her brother, Donald Reading.
Joan was raised in Great Britain and served with the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force during World War II. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, John Kennard, R.A.F.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, James and Selena Lidderdale of Dalton, Tancred and Debbie Lidderdale of Alexandria, Va.; daughters and son-in-law, June and James Parry of Oneonta, N.Y., and Jacqueline Phillips of Dalton; grandchildren, John Parry, Jackie Parry, Judy Parry, James Parry Jr., Nick Phillips, Kent Phillips, Jillian Lidderdale; and great-grandchild, Jake Parry.
As Mrs. Lidderdale had willed her body to Emory University, a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dr. Reed Freeman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church or to the Dalton Humane Society.
Source: The Daltpon Daily Citizen News, February 15, 2011.