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Frederick Newton Dall Drake Digby

9 Mill Road, Mill House

History of 9 Mill Road

1901:

James Digby, 39, journalist author, b Norfolk

Mill Road junction with Willis Road

1911:

Newton Digby, 49, journalist, b Kings Lynn

Harriett Elizabeth, 49, b Cambridge

Frederick Newton Dall Drake, 24, journalist, b Cambridge

Maurice Newton, 19, out fitter, b Cambridge

Gladys Nora, 16, mother’s help, b Cambridge

Neva Winnifred, 15, b Cambridge

James Drake Victor, 14, b Cambridge

Alexandra Ena, 9, b Cambridge

Lilian Badcock, 16, servant, b Cambridge

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1913:

Newton Digby, University and Sandringham Intelligence Service, councillor of the borough

Fred N Digby, journalist and insurance broker

According to the Cambridgeshire Regiment website:

As well as working parties, there was training and the arrival of drafts of officers and men. One of the new officers, who arrived on October 13, was the Cambridge sporting journalist Lt Frederick Newton Dall Drake Digby, who would command the Cambridgeshires in the 1930s. Having enlisted in the Artists Rifles in 1916, he was commissioned into the Cambs Rgt in May 1917. His spell on the front line would be shortlived because he was wounded on October 31 and returned to England. After the war, Drake Digby, as he was known, joined the re-formed Cambrideshires as a Captain in A Company, becoming a Major in 1929 and commanding the Battalion from 1936-40. He died in 1948.

1st Battalion Cambridgeshire regiment, 1933 at Dover, with Major Drake Digby

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1918:

Harriet Grace Ogle died 22.12.1918 aged 60

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1962:

Frederick P Poulter

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