CFHS code : PL449

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WINIFRED MAY MEDLAND d Mar 30 1905 age 7

Monument : Stone cross

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The plinth in July 2021.

Monument

This small plinth is located roughly 17 rows west of the central path towards the north of the parish of St Paul. The inscription of metal letters is in good order.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of WINIFRED MAY MEDLAND
Who fell asleep Mar 30 1905 age 7 years
“He shall gather the lambs [with his arm and carry them to his bosom]

Winifred May Medland (1898 – 30 March 1905)

Winifred was the eldest daughter of Edwin James Medland (1865-1950) and Emma (née Glass) (1963-1943). Edwin served in the Royal Navy from 1881 to 1903, and Winifred was born in  Portsea as was her sister Vera Annabella (1901-1999). When Edwin retired from the Navy, he came to work at the Perse School as caretaker and the family lived at the School Lodge, Hills Road. Winifred died aged 7 years old and her funeral took place on 1 April. Her parents lived in Cambridge until at least 1927, but retired to live in Portsmouth where they both died.

Sources:

Ancestry

Parish burial records

by Claire Martinsen

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Winifred May Medland