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34 Merton Place, Madingley Road, Northampton Street

History of 34 Merton Place


William Walter Ashman, 33, groom, b Chesterton

Agnes Bertha, 35, b Little Shelford

Sidney William James, 9, b Cambridge

Winifred May, 7, b Cambridge

Frank Henry, 5, b Cambridge

Stanley Ashman, son of William and Agnes, and wife of Edna Lilian, was killed in action on 14 Feb 1942 in the Battle of Singapore. He was a corporal serving with the Cambridgeshire Regiment.

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



William Ashman


1939: Northampton Street

Sydney N Pryke, b 1870, carpenter joiner retired

Amelia, b 1871

Gordon C Hessing, b 1929

Albert E Hessing, b 1927


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