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56 (20) Norwich Street

History of 56 Norwich Street



John Reed, 25, railway shunter, b London

Alice, 29, b Berks

Walter Knights, head, 18, railway timekeeper, b Ely [timekeeper seems to be a junior rank of inspector]

Henry Willsher, lodger, 19, railway shunter, b Essex



Thomas Penny, 37, tailor, b Worcs

Eliza, 38, b Herts

Mary C, 7, b Cambridge

Ellen E, 4, b Cambridge



George Gilkes, 37, mason, b Oxon

Alice, 40, b Histon

Kate, 10, b Northants

Bertha, 8, b Bucks



George Gilkes, 47, stone mason, b Oxon

Alice, 58, b Histon

Harry, 22, sailor, b Northants


George Gilkes, 56, mason, b Oxford

Alice, 77, wife, b Impington


George Gilkes, mason

Jesse Willard: Private G/58, 3/4th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 17th September 1917. Aged 24. Born East Sutton, Maidstone, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, resident Cambridge. Husband of Catherine Ann Willard, of 56, Norwich St., Cambridge. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, FAMPOUX, Pas de Calais, France. PLot I. Row A. Grave 31. See also Cambridge Guildhall (St Paul’s Roll of Honour)  Jesse married Catherine Ann Gilkes in Cambridge in June 1917.


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