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Herbert and Jessie Burrell with their son Eric

8 (4) Newmarket Road

History of 8 Newmarket Road

1901: (4)

Emily Backler, 33, school mistress, b Cambridge

Clara, sister, 39, housekeeper, b Cambridge

Mary Bright, sister, widow, 41, bedmaker, b Cambridge

Charles Bright, nephew, 16,  solicitor’s clerk, b London

May Bright, niece, 13, b London



Charles Parsley, 53, fire brigade fireman, b Norwich

Emma, 50, b Cambridge

Alice, 30, b Cambridge

Winnie, 20, hosiery machinist, b Cambridge

Leslie,  14, b Cambridge

Gladys, 12, b Cambridge

On the day of the 1911 census the two daughters Jessie and Elsie May, were visiting Herbert Walter Burrell at the house he lodged at, 43 Shoebury Road, East Ham. Jessie and Herbert were to marry in 1912 at the church of St Andrew the Less, Cambridge.

See Mill Road Cemetery entry

Herbert Burrell enlisted in the King’s Rifle Corps. He was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme on 23rd July. His body was never found but a packet of family photos was recovered from the body of a German soldier.



John Henry Parsley, permanent fireman



Eric J Broom


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