1886 - 1963

     
photo by Charles Donovan, Teddie's father   photo by Charles Donovan
     
 
photo by Charles Donovan   photo by Charles Donovan
     
 
pre-WW I   pre-war. The woman on the left may be Harriet Martin, Ellen Greenfield's mother. If so this picture cannot be later than 1911 when Harriet died.
left to right: Harriet?, Minnie Donovan, Ellen, Grace Donovan, Florence Donovan, Arthur Donovan and Teddie.
     
 
On parade or training 1914? Teddie (far right) joined up in 1914 or 1915 with his half brother Frank on Hove Recreation Ground.   Teddie (on leave) c.1916, photo by his father Charles Donovan, taken in Charles's garden, Ditchling Rise, Brighton.
     
 
Teddie (on leave) c.1916, still a private, with fiancee Mary Tebbs. Photo by his father Charles Donovan, taken in Charles's garden, Ditchling Rise, Brighton.   Teddie (on leave) c.1916, photo by his father Charles Donovan, taken in Charles's garden, Ditchling Rise, Brighton.
     
 
At the wedding of Teddie's Aunt Florence to Ted Bostal, September 1916. (Teddie 2nd right, back row).   Teddie (on leave) with fiancee or wife Mary Tebbs c.1917. This could be their engagement photo or a first marriage photo. Photo by Charles Donovan, taken in Charles's garden, Ditchling Rise, Brighton.
     
 
Teddie & Mary's Wedding, Wednesday 18th April 1917.   The moustache suggests a little later in the war, after he was married. Teddie was a seargent by the time he was married.
     
 
    After the war?
     
 
Teddie larking about with his half-brothers Frank and Arthur in the early 1920's. The man at left in unknown. Of the man at right Pat Donovan has written 'Uncle Harry, Teddy Donovan's uncle' on the back. It doesn't look much like Harry Donovan though. Harry was living in America and died in 1930. It could be Harry Greenfield who could loosely be described as Teddie's uncle.   Christian & Mary Tebbs 45th? Wedding Anniversary c.1922.
     
 
1922 or 1923. Teddie with Pat and Mary   Teddie (3rd left, standing) with 'The Blackbirds Costume Concert Party' - it say on the front. 1920s.
     
 
Perhaps 1930   The Donovans and the Lintotts c.1936
     
 
Teddie and family on Brighton beach c. 1939   Teddie as a sergeant in the special constabulary during WW2
     
 
Teddie between his half-brothers Arthur (left) and Frank (right), during WW2. Teddie was a sergeant in the special constabulary.   Teddie between his half-brothers Frank (left) and Arthur (right), during WW2. Teddie was a sergeant in the special constabulary.
     
 
Teddie and family c. 1946   Teddie and family c. 1947
     
 
Teddie at son Tony's marriage to Molly Bunting c. 1947   Teddie and Mary with Maude Tebbs (center). Maude was Ernest Tebbs' wife. When Ernie was ill and old he and Maude moved in, upstairs, with Mary and Teddie in Wollstonbury Road, Hove. Maude remained when widowed. This picture looks like late 1950s.