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103 Stretten Avenue

History of 103 Stretten Avenue

1939:

Lilian Haskins, widow, b 1886

Pauline R, b 1925, shop apprentice

Ivor Young, b 1927

Sylvia Young, b 1928

James Haskins was the son of Lilian and her husband James Edward William Haskins. James the son was a corporal in the Cmbridgeshire Regiment. He was captured in the battle for Singapore and was killed on 21st Sep 1944 while being transported to a labour camp in Japan when the Japanese convoy was engaged by US submarines.

(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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