|Given Name(s)||Evelyn & Philip James|
|Place of Birth||Manchester, UK|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||January 5, 1863|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||November 9, 1929|
|Date of Death (Heb)||6 Cheshvan 5690|
|Age at Death||66|
|Spouse’s Name||James Stuart-Smith|
|Father’s Name||Philip Ezekiel|
|Mother’s Name||Eliza Ezekiel née Nathan|
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|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death|
|Other Family Data||Sons: Philip James and Kenneth (b. 1900, Brighton; d. 1984, Southampton). Sister: Florence Ezekiel (b. ~1861; d. 1930, London). Brother: Louis Henry Ezekiel (b. ~1865; d. 1901, London).|
|Inscription (Eng)||HERE LIES EVELYN STUART-SMITH, BORN IN MANCHESTER, 5TH JANUARY, 1863. COMING TO THIS COLONY IN THE YEAR 1927, SHE DIED 9TH NOVEMBER, 1929, DEEPLY REGRETTED
SACRED ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF HER ELDER SON, PHILIP JAMES STUART-SMITH. LIEUTENANT, LORD STRATHCONA’S HORSE. (ATTACHED ROYAL FLYING CORPS.) DIED IN HIS 22ND YEAR, OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION NEAR YPRES, 8TH MAY, 1918, AND WHOSE RESTING PLACE IS UNKNOWN.
|Inscription (Heb)||המרחמת איבלין סטיוארט-סמיטה נולדה במאנטשעסטר ונלב״ע פה הונגקונג בת ס״ו שנה יום ש״ק ששה ימים לחדש מר חשון תר״צ ת׳נ׳צ׳ב׳ה׳
לזכר שמת בנה הגדול הליוטננט המר׳ פהילפ דזיימס סטיוארט-סמיטה נפל שדוד במלחמה הגדולה (ולא נודע מקום קבורתו) בקרבת אפערס (צרפת) בן כ״ב שנה יום רביעי כ״ו לחודש אייר תרע”ח ת׳נ׳צ׳ב׳ה׳
|Inscription (Other)||“145” at head of stone|
|Historical||According to her obituary, Evelyn had only been in Hong Kong for three years. Son Kenneth was the manager of Messrs. J.R. Michael & Co. in Hong Kong and probably came out to join him as it appears that she split from her husband years earlier. She died at the Peak Hospital.
According to an 1891 census document, at the time she was living at 84 Shirland Road, Paddington, London, England. Her age is listed as being 28 and she was single. Her occupation was being an actress.
She and James (b. 1873, India; d. 1938, Brighton) were married in March 1896 in Paddington, London. Her parents, Philip & Eliza Ezekiel, are buried in the Willesden Cemetery.
Philip James was in the 74th Squadron of the Royal Air Force in Canada. He is remembered at the Arras Flying Services Memorial at the Faubourg-d’Amiens Cemetery in Arras, France. His death was reported on August 15, 1918. According to Canadian war records, his date of birth was February 26, 1896, though this may be off by one year because his birth was registered in the first quarter of 1897. He was married to Claire Gertrude Paley (b. 1876, Kensington; d. 1962, London), who was 20 years his senior. They were married in Tonbridge, Kent, on November 22, 1917, presumably just before he shipped out. Her nickname for him was “Poet”. Claire never remarried. Perhaps she was his school teacher.
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