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568 Newmarket Road (5 Elfleda Cottages)

History of 56 Newmarket Road

1939:

Robert R Powley, b 1880, general fitter gas works

Lizzie, b 1880

Charles, b 1914, bakers roundsman

Annie, b 1916, dressmaker

Constance, b 1924. She married twice according to the 1939 census, first to Mears, then to Gray

Walter Mears was the husband of Constance. He was a private in the Cambridgeshire Regiment and was captured by the Japanese at Singapore. He died of dysentery at Tarso, Thailand, 23rd Oct 1943.

(For more information on the Cambridgeshire Regiment in WWII read ‘Battalion at War – Singapore 1942’ by Michael Moore, Gliddon Books 1988)

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1962: Harry Farrington

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