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50 Cherry Hinton Road, (8)

History of 50 Cherry Hinton Road


Havelock J Clark, 40, insurance agent, born Cottenham

Alice M M, 41, born Waterbeach


Thomas Lancefield, 30, salesman music trade, born Deal

Ethel Lancefield, 29, born London

Vera Lancefield, 5, born London

Francis Stageman, boarder, clerk railway, born Handsworth

Edward Roper Elworthy, b. 1883, was a commercial traveller, whose father, Isaac, was a coal merchant in Cherry Hinton. Edward married Lilian Beatrice in 1908. They had one daughter, Ruth. He was enlisted into the Royal Veterinary Corps and based at their hospital in Aldershot. He also served in Italy and was reprimanded for being unshaven on parade in November 1916 by 3 days confinement to barracks but later promoted to corporal. Like many others who enlisted we also know details from his medical examination on enlistment. Edward had dark brown hair, grey eyes and a fresh complexion. He was 5 feet 10 and a half inches tall and weighed 128 lbs. He died in 1961. (His military records show the address 50 Cherry Hinton Road).

George Andrew Victor Smith was born in 1919, son of George A and Kathleen Mary Smith. He served as a corporal with the West African Engineers R.W.A.F.F. Royal Engineers attd. 3 Field Coy. He died on 23/4/1944 and is commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. He was probably involved at the time of his death in the second Arakan campaign which took place from February to May 1944.


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