MacNAMARA, Helga Winifred

1906 - 1986

As Olive Helga Winifred McCormick, she was born at St Peters, Jersey, C.I., on 9 December 1906, daughter of Andrew Louis Charles McCormick (1870-2 May 1943), an officer in the Royal Engineers, and his wife Winifred Anne Sarah, née Fairweather (5 June 1872-6 September 1967), who married at Jalandar, Bengal on 26 November 1895. In 1911, a 4 year old, together with her 38 year old mother, born at Simla, India, and her sibling sister, 7 year old Sheila, were boarding at Beaumont, St Peters, Jersey, the home of farmer John Hamling and his family. Known as Helga, she married at Kensington, London in 1935, Playford Rawdon MacNamara (2 September 1902-24 January 1994), a Brigadier in the Indian Army. A member and exhibitor at the Beccles Society of Artists 1977-1986. She died at Wood Farm, Bruisyard Road, Peasenhall, Suffolk on 21 January 1986.