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Henry Lawe Corrie Vally de Candole

7 Brookside, 7 Trumpington Road

History of 7 Brookside

7 Brookside

7 Brookside



1901 Trinity Vicarage

Charles J Proctor, 45, clergyman C of E, b Yorks

Emily E, 36, b Hants

Evelyn W Moore, visitor, 22, b London

Emma Rayment, 28, cook, b Royston

Sarah Fenn, 23, housemaid, b Cambs

Robert V Cornwell, 18, footman, b Bottisham

Ada May Rayment, 14, under housemaid, b Hets


Henry Lawe Corry Vully de Candole, 48, clergyman, b London [Dean of Bristol 1926-1933]

Helen Edith, 50, b London

John R S Taylor

John Ralph Strickland Taylor, 27, clergyman theological lecturer, b Middlesex [Bishop of Sodor and Man, 1942-1954. He was was chaplain of Royal Military Academy Woolwich during WWI]

Caroline Emilia Small, 47, housekeeper, b Surrey

Florence Clara Prior, 33, parlourmaid, b Sawston

Isabel Amilia Butler, 23, housemaid, b Hunts

Ellen Jessie Gathercole, 18, housemaid, b Cambridge

Grace Amy Jane Gathercole, 20, housemaid, b Cambridge

Lily Player, 23, kitchenmaid, b Herts

Alec de Candole

Alexander Corry Vully de Candole – always known as Alec – was born on the 26th of January, 1897.  He won a Scholarship to Cambridge, but postponed the offer in order to join the War effort.  He was killed in action on the night of the 3rd of September, 1918 at the age of 21. 

Alec was educated at St Faith’s, Cambridge; in 1908 he went to St Andrew’s, Southborough. In 1910 he won the top Foundation Scholarship to Marlborough College, and joined House in January 1911. In December 1915, Alec won an Open Classical Exhibition Scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, which he postponed for the duration of the War currently being fought, his hope being to take Holy Orders.

In April 1916 – the Easter holidays – Alec went to Cadet school in Oxford. Upon leaving school in November 19116, Alec joined up, and was commissioned into the 4th Wiltshire Regiment. He went to France in April 1917. After a short leave in September 1917, Alec returned to France, and was wounded on October 28, and came back to England the following month, Nov 1917. 

Alex was sent to Grantham in April 1918, but after some months following a training course in Machine Gunnery on Salisbury Plain, in July 1918 he was attached to the Machine Gun Corps, and was sent to France, where, at Aubigny, near Arras, he was killed on the night of Tuesday, 3rd September, 1918.


Alec’s collection of poems was published in 1919 by his father and can be found here:

7 Brookside gardens was owned by the De La Salle Brothers and housed about 12 boys who wanted to join the order of teaching brohters. The students would stay there for two years and attended the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology. In the evening they continued their vocational studies at Brookside. The house was managed by brothers Tom and Gilbert around the period 1971-73 and there was a small chapel in the house.


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