CFHS code : CL104

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of my beloved husband JAMES MAYLE PHILLIPS died suddenly in execution of duty Nov 10 1926 aged 51

Monument : Kerb stones/Stone cross (fallen)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202555, 0.13841997 – click here for location

Phillips monument November 2018

Monument

Located on the west edge of the east path, in the north east corner of the parish of St Clement. What was once a handsome cross has fallen and broken. The kerbs and corner posts are all there but no longer attached. The inscription is intact.

Inscription

Sacred to the Memory of my beloved husband JAMES MAYLE PHILLIPS
died suddenly in execution of duty November 10 1926 aged 51

“To Thy blessed peace Lord Jesus we commend him Amen”
“My peace I give unto you”

James Mayle Phillips (1875 – 1926)
James was the son of Thomas and Sophia Phillips and was brought up at 124 Gwydir Street . His father was a railway time keeper. He married Jessie Louise Franklin on February 14th 1901 at St Matthews Church. They had at least two children:  Vera Louise (b 1903) and Stanley Thomas James (b 1908).

James was the driver of an express train. The night he died, he had just stopped at Broxbourne Station and had climbed down to attend to the engine. He was struck by a passing train and died instantly. At the time of his death he was living with his wife Jessie at 4 Ainsworth Street, Cambridge.

It is thought that Jessie continued to live in Cambridge until her death in 1944.

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Sources:
CFHS Parish & Census transcripts
Family Search
British Newspaper Archive

by Mary Naylor

James Mayle Phillips