Cundall family

The Cundalls were a missionary family. Edward Cundall (1877-1954) was born in Yorkshire in 1877 and trained at Leeds University. He served as a missionary doctor in China for a total of forty years, specializing in eye surgery. He was at Anlu, north-west of Hankow in the Hupeh District, from 1907 until his furlough in 1927, then from 1928 until his retirement in 1940 was the first Medical Superintendent of the Hankow Union Hospital. During that time he experienced the Yangtse floods of 1931. After the defeat of Japan he responded to an appeal to return to Hankow to restore the hospital and was there for a further six years, 1946-1952. He died in Nottingham on 24 June 1954.

He married a fellow missionary, Mary Davies, in 1918. Their daughter Kathleen served as a teacher in Wenchow 1946-1950 and in Hong Kong 1954-1963. She died on 18 November 2000. Their son Robert (1924-2009), known as 'Bob', was born in China. With China closed to missionary work, he worked as a surgeon at Ituk Mbang] hospital in Eastern [[Entry:2061 Nigeria 1953-1959 and died in 2009. His son David served as a doctor at Maua hospital, Kenya 1981-1984 and in 2011 became coordinator of the Nigeria Health Care Project.

  • Methodist Recorder, 1 July 1954; 9 July 2009