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By Dormskirk - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

63 Cherry Hinton Road, Home

History of 63 Cherry Hinton Road


(in 1911 census given number 40 but this must be incorrect as 40 was on other side of the road)

Frederick Layton, 45, house buyer on commission, born Cambridge

Alice Louise, 38, born Colchester

Jack, 14, born Fulbourne

Marjorie, 12, born Fulbourne

Frederick William, 10, born Fulbourne

Phyllis Annie, 2, born Cherry Hinton

Jack Layton, b 1897, became a lance coporal in the Cambridgeshire Regiment. He enlisted on 14/2/1915. He was awarded the DCM in the Spring of 1918 while serving in France.

His sister, Marjory Layton (1899-1970), volunteered for the Red Cross from 1917-1919. She worked as a kitchen orderly at Wordsworth Grove, Newnham. Her hours were 3+6 alternate weeks. They were the children of Frederick, a horse buyer, and Alice Layton.

Wordsworth Grove was the 1st Borough Red Cross Hospital where VAD detachment 28 worked. An extensive interview with Dr Joan Lush about duties at the hospital can be seen in this IWM film. Information about auxiliary hospitals in general can be found on the Red Cross website.


Frederick Layton, b 1865, horse buyer retired

Alice L, b 1873

Marjorie, b 1899, butcher’s bookkeeper (nursing member Red Cross)

Phyllis A, b 1909, ladies hair dresser

Charles W Turner, b 1910, printer’s cost accountant


Mrs A L Layton


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