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18 Cowper Road

History of 18 Cowper Road


David Patten, 47, labourer GER, born Fulbourn

Mary, 46, born Cherry Hinton

George, 22, labourer GER, born Cherry Hinton

Tom, 19, labourer on farm, born Cherry Hinton

Ernest, 17, labourer on farm, born Cherry Hinton

Agnes, 9, born Cherry Hinton

Arthur, 4, born Cherry Hinton

Charles, 1, born Cherry Hinton

This is the address on the service records of the following two men:

George Merry sapper / lance corporal Royal Engineers (Transport). Married Agnes in 1909 – 4 children. Qualified steam engine driver. Joined up March 1915 and went to France in January 1916.

Richard Pym sergeant major 11913 13th Hampshire Regiment. Baptised two children at St John’s 27/6/1915. In October 1919 broken marriage reported in paper and award of 35s per week to wife.


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