CFHS code : AS13

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ARTHUR HENRY [SWINGLER] Trinity Hall and –sh—tt House d May 4 1927 age [23]

Monument : Stone cross

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Although close to the central path and three rows north of the north path that dissects the parish, the monument is hidden within an area of dense bramble and we have not been able to photograph it.

Inscription The inscription was completed using the burial records.

In Loving Memory of ARTHUR HENRY SWINGLER 

Trinity Hall and Westcott House 

Died May 4 1927 age 23

Arthur Henry Swingler (1904 – 1927)
Arthur was the son of Rev Henry Thomas and Mabel Swingler. He was born in Mansfield, but grew up primarily at The Glebe House, Aldershot where his father was a clergyman. In 1911 Arthur was living in Aldershot with his parents, three siblings and six domestic servants.

He gained am MA at  Trinity Hall, Cambridge and then went on to study at Wescott House Theological College.

 The circumstances surrounding his death were reported on in the Sevenoaks Chronicle on May 27th 1927

On Thursday April 28th Arthur was riding his motor cycle on the Hauxton Road when it was hit by a car that did not stop. At the inquest it transpired that there were 2 cars traveling along the road the 1st car driven by Mr Hyam had hit Arthur and the driver of the 2nd car, Mr Law, found him in the road. He was badly injured but able to speak. Sadly he died from his injuries less than a week later. At the inquest it transpired that the car drivers knew each other.

in Cambridge on 4 May 1927 aged 23 years.

Source:
Ancestry
British Newspaper Archive

by Claire Martinsen and Mary Naylor

Arthur Henry Swingler