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(19 Parkside) Northlands

History of 19 Parker's Piece


Elliot Smith, 41 magistrate estate agent, b Cambridge

1861 census damaged



1891 (19)

Elliot Smith, 61, insurance agent magistrate, b Cambridge

1881 (19)

Robert Cupwell Burrows, 38, solicitor, b London

1891 (19)

Elliott Smith, 82, local magistrate, b Cambridge


John L Smith, 47, farmer insurance agent JP, b Cambridge

1911 Northlands

Cecil Frank Rumsey, 30, dental surgeon, b Surrey

1913 Northlands

Cecil Frank Rumsey


The headquarters of the No 1 First Eastern General Hospital in 1939 was in a house on Parkside where the police station was later built. [It is assumed to be this house but might have been next door.]

First Eastern General Hospital 1939

The First Eastern was called up three days before war was declared and within a few weeks took up their first posting in Kimbolton Castle. The commanding officer was Col C H Budd.

In January 1940 they went to France as part of the British Expeditionary Force and were based at Camiers. After Dunkirk, they were based a various locations – Tidworth, Cornwall, Devon, Leeds and then in September 1942, Northern Ireland at Carrickfergus.

After D-Day they were based at Arromanches then at various locations in Normandy.

Six months later they were retrained and embarked for India.

Robert Stevenson of 115 Mowbray Road seems to have served with the First Eastern General.



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