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Balfour, Paul Gervase (1887 – 1903)

Grave Number 315

Paul Gervase Balfour was living at 42 Charles Street when he died. His father was Joseph Hume Balfour, Lieut-Col in the Indian Army, and his mother Edith (nee Hendley)  and they married on 27th August 1886. Paul, their first child was baptised in Srinagar, Bengal, India on 24th July 1887. He left a will and his estate was valued at £127 10s. The couple lost a second son, Guy Edward on 5th September 1917 in India, aged 27.

FUNERAL – Paul Gervase Balfour, a pupil at Berkhampstead School, who died of appendicitis at the early age of 16 years, was buried in the cemetery last Friday, Sept. 4. A service was held at the School Chapel, conducted by the Rev. A. Cole, one of the masters, and the Rev. G.T. Bent. Four carriages with relatives followed the glass-panelled hearse bearing the body, the coffin being covered with numerous wreaths sent by friends, which included tributes from the Head Master and Mrs. Fry, C. and B. Fry, the Masters of Berkhampstead School, and Day Boys of Berkhampstead School. Messrs. Matthews conducted the funeral, and the grave, which was nine foot deep, was lined with moss and flowers. Much sympathy with the bereaved relatives was manifested.

Bucks Herald 12th Spetember 1903

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