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West View

History of West View


Newnham Croft and District men’s Club
Lad’s Club

2. Robert Henry Watson, gardener

3. Mrs Jackson

4. Henry Goodyear, gardener

Robert Henry Watson: Private 475351, 88th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 2nd October 1918. Aged 33. Born Cambridge St Mary the Less, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk, resident Newnham Croft, Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Watson, of Cambridge; husband of Rose Watson, of 2, West View, Newnham Croft, Cambridge. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). In the 1911 census he was single, son of Robert Henry and Emma Watson. aged 26, an Elementary teacher, born Cambridge, resident 2 West View, Newnham Croft Cambridge (his father had been married for only 5 years so Emma is probably his step-mother). Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No. 3 Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 4. See also Cambridge St Marks and Cambridge Guildhall (St Paul’s Roll of Honour)


  1. W Hillman
  2. Albert V Hopkins
  3. Herbert G Daniels
  4. Ian G R Hamilton



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