Finding Hugo

A descendant of one of the early musical heroes of All Souls’ stopped by the church recently to look for his great grandfather’s memorial stone.

David Medlyn, pictured here, is the great grandson of Hugo Hansen, the immediate post-World War I organist and choirmaster who served the church 1919-1950.

David was pleased to find not only Hugo Hansen’s memorial stone, but also early black and white photographs of him. David’s mother, Elizabeth Williams, wife of Richard Medlyn, was  Hansen’s granddaughter and her mother, Lorna Hansen, was baptised in All Souls’ church. Welcome to the extended All Souls’ family, David!