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Charles Nelson Butler 1915

North Place, Histon Road

History of North Place

In the 1911 Census there are properties listed as “North Place, Back of North Terrace Histon Road.”

The 1913 Kelly’s refers to a ‘passage leading to Back of North Terrace’ but the location doesn’t seem to be listed.


No 5 North Place, Back of North Terrace Histon Road

Albert Sidney Prime, 27, Italian warehouseman, b Chesterton

Edith, 28, b Great Eversden

Dorothy Lilian, 4, b Chesterton

Sidney James, 3, b Chesterton

Vera Gladys, 1, b Chesterton

No 4

George Rooke, 26, bricklayer, b Cambridge

Margaret, 25, factory hand jam factory, b Cambridge

No 3

Walter Parsons

No 2

Charles Cobbold, 42, groom livery stables, b Chesterton

Anne, 35, b Chesterton

Arthur, 15, college servant kitchen department, b Chesterton

Charles, 12, b Chesterton

Alice, 5, b Chesterton

Mabel, 2, b Chesterton

Charles Albert Cobbold: Private 25416, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died in United Kingdom 6th October 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted Cambridge.

No 1

F Game

No 3 North Place Hive Cottages Histon Road

William G Butler, 55, jam factory worker, b Milton

Grace, 48, b Milton

Henry G, 24, farm hand, b Milton

Sidney, 20, farm hand, b Milton

William G, 18, carpenter, b Milton

Charles N, 16, milliners carrier, b Milton

Walter B,  14, b Milton

Redver, 11, b Milton

Gladys, 8, b Milton

Stanley, 5, b Chesterton

Margrete U, 4, b Chesterton

Charles Nelson Butler enlisted with the Suffolk Regiment. He was killed 5th May 1915 aged 20. He is buried in Histon cemetery.

Private Charles Butler 14.5.1915 Cambridge Chronicle

No 2 North Place Hive Cottages Histon Road

Albert Redfern, 49, labourer electric light, b Cambridge

Frances, 59, b Yorks

William, nephew, 20, printer, b Cambridge

No 1 North Place Hive Cottages Histon Road

John Tomson, 25, stonemason, b Chesterton

Maud, 24, b Suffolk

Dorothy, 3, b Madingley

The UK Roll of Honour has the following description which may be the same person as John Tomson:

Thomas Tomson: Sapper 84473, 203rd Field Company, Royal Engineers, died of wounds 6th November 1918. Aged 32. Born Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Cambridge. Eldest son of Mrs. E. Tomson, of Cambridge; husband of H. M. Tomson, of 1, Hive Cottages, North St, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, married for 4 years to Maud with one daughter, a Stonemason, born Chesterton, resident 1 North Place, Hive Cottages Back of Histon Road, Chesterton, Cambridge.


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