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Manea Villa, Hamilton Road

53 Hamilton Road, Manea Villa (Montague Road)

History of 53 Hamilton Road

1939: Manea Villa, Montague Road

William Gadsby, b 1877, drapers clerk

Mary, b 1881

Reginald W, b 1908, university clerk

Kathleen Mary, b 1912

Frank Cyril, b 1913, hosier’s assistant

Frank Cyril Gadsby served as a private in the Cambridgeshire regiment. He was captured by the Japanese at the Battle of Singapore. He died of beriberi at Chungkai, Thailand on 9th July 1943, aged 29. He had been a pupil at the Boys Perse.

(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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