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Name: Hugh Carpenter

Burial Number: 1090

Gender: Male

Occupation: Son of Hugh Forbes Carpenter

Born: 27/06/1913

Died: 16/07/1922

Buried: 18/07/1922


Hugh was born in Durban, Natal, the son of Hugh Forbes Carpenter and his wife Katherine Winifred. He was baptised at St Paul’s Church, Durban on 20th August 1913. Hugh Snr worked for the Eastern Telegraph Cable Company as a clerk and telegraphist. He married Katherine Girling, a nurse, in Durban on 7th August 1912. The family lived in Dronfield Road, Durban where a second son Ian Forbes Carpenter was born in 1915. The family returned to England in 1919, arriving on 20th September. They sailed for Port Said, Egypt the following year, arriving on 28th May. Sadly Katherine died in Suez on 10th July 1921. Hugh Snr brought the boys back to England in August and left them with his parents in Oxford. He sailed for Gibraltar on 14th October 1921 and died there on 28th March 1922. The boys went to live with Katherine’s parents Brough and Katharine Girling at 27 Winchester Road, Worthing. Hugh became ill with meningitis and died at “Caer Gwent” Nursing Home in Wykeham Road on 16 July 1922. His parents are remembered on his tombstone at Heene. Hugh’s grandparents are also buried at Heene. Katharine died in 1926 and Brough in 1929.

Hugh’s younger brother Ian joined the Army and served with distinction in Burma. He was awarded the Military cross in 1945. He died in 2001.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 6 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): cape.tree.deeply

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Hugh Richard Lant Carpenter born 27th June 1913 died 16th July 1922 "Blessed are the pure in heart" Katherine Winifred daughter of B.W. & K.J.A. Girling died at Suez 10th July 1921. Hugh Forbes Carpenter who died at Gibraltar 28th March 1922

Further Information


Name: Hugh Richard Lant Carpenter

Gender: Male

Born: 27/06/1913

Town: Durban

County: Unknown

Country: South Africa


Maiden Name: Not applicable

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Information at Death

Date of Death: 16/07/1922

Cause of death: Pneumococal meningitis. heart failure.

Address line 1: "Caer Gwent" nursing home

Address line 2: Wykeham Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

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