CFHS code : HT327

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : TTDMO EDWARD HENRY MOULE BA Scholar of Trinity College third son of GEORGE [EVANS] MOULE DD Anglican Bishop of Mid China he was [———–] Hong Kong [5 January] 1870 [———–] Cambridge remainder illegible

Monument : Headstone (fallen)

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

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Edward Henry Moule (5 January 1870 – 3 November 1892)

Edward  was the third son of George Evans Moule (1828-1912) and Adelaide Sarah. He was born in Hong Kong where his father was Bishop of Mid China.  Edward went to school at King’s College Canterbury  and then up to Trinity College Cambridge in October 1888.  He was awarded a B.A. 1st Class in the Classical Tripos in 1891 and was due to join the Indian Civil Service when he died in college aged 22 years old.  It was reported that ‘serious internal inflammation was discovered on October 30th and after four days struggle, in spite of the highest medical skill and devoted nursing, the young life, full of bright promises, fled’.

The funeral was held on 14 November at Trinity Chapel and was very well attended. The Master of Trinity read the lesson and eight college friends were the pall bearers.  The chief mourners were Edward’s two brothers who were also studying at Cambridge,  his uncles Mr C.W. Moule of Corpus Christi and Rev. H.C.G. Moule of Ridley Hall. The headmaster of King’s Canterbury travelled to Cambridge for the funeral and the Trinity College choir sang the funeral anthem ‘Blest are the departed’ with reported ‘thrilling effect’.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Cambridge University Alumni Database

by Claire Martinsen

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Edward Henry Moule