Cumpston Research

These photos have been provided by Catharine Compston who owns the copyright. Please ask permission to download them. Double click on each photo to enlarge.

PHOTOGRAPHS - TEXT

1. 1898. of COMPSTONS when still in England. Front Sitting- L is Ted, died young, Grandmother in middle (name?) and then Lena (mother ) and father. Back L is Royden sitting, middle is Sidney grandfather. Right is Hart (oldest).

2. On November 3rd 1916, The Times hailed the Duchess of Connaught Hospital as "one of the two best hospitals in England" and amongst its many visitors at this time were King George V and Queen Mary.

3. WWII & Beyond: 1940 - 1948. During the Second World War, the Canadians built a larger, more substantial hospital on the same site. These buildings were to remain in use, largely unchanged for 45 years. Further equipment was sent from Canada and put to use in treating more casualties. It was at this point that the building aquired the name Canadian Red Cross Memorial Hospital for the first time. The stone tablet which once stood just to the right of the entrance doors commemorated the event.
See http://www.crcmh.com/abandonment.htm  for a fuller history.

4. Charles Roy during WW II about 1943 in Cndn army uniform

5. Newspaper account of the marriage of Charles Royden Compston RCA and Constance Aileen Neville Hamilton, Lieut. (P/A) RCAMC, Taplow January 30 1943.

6. Photograph of above

7. Sidney Compston and Eva PUNCH from the 1960s standing outside their home in Stony Plain Alberta (near Edmonton) Canada.

8. Death Notice for Charles Roy Compston Nov 1 1979.

9. Catharine Compston

10. John and Michael Compston in 1999. Sons of Charles and Constance COMPSTON.
Michael lives in Calgary alberta and John in Edmonton Alberta.

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