Sylvia Hannah Hedding was born 1859 in Sawston, Linton, Cambridgeshire, England, was christened 2 Jan 1859 in Sawston, Linton, Cambridgeshire, England, and died 26 Mar 1935 in Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. She was buried 27 Mar 1935 in Little Paxton, St Neots, Huntingdonshire, England. She was the daughter of George Hedding and Charlotte Addington.
In 1923 Sylvia travelled aboard the "Persic" bound for the Cape in South Africa. The ship departed 21 Sep 1923 from Liverpool, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.
Travelling on the same ship was Mercy Falkner who was to marry Austin Osborne Kidd Sutton in South Africa in February 1925.
|Ships Manifest for the "Persic"|
It is quite likely that Sylvia and Mercy knew each other as they were both in Sawston at some stage. There is two years difference in their ages. Sylvia was 30 and Mercy was 27 when they travelled.