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34 Union Road

History of 34 Union Road


Elizabeth A Jessop, widow, 36, dressmaker, b Histon

Lillian E Nobbs, boarder, 21, music trade assistant, b Suffolk

Phebe Rowley, boarder, 54, needleworker, b Cambridge


Christopher Gardiner, 34, photographer, b Oxford

Emily, 32, b Oxford

Christopher, 12, b Oxford

Tom, brother, 17, photographer apprentice, b Oxford


Christopher Gardener, photographer

William Thomas Collins: Rifleman A/200567, 12th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Aged 37. Born Old Chesterton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. James Collins; husband of Mabel Collins, 34, Union Road, Cambridge. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Panels 115/119 and 162A/163A. See also Cambridge Guildhall (St Paul’s Roll of Honour) [In 1911 family were living at 15 Bentinck Street]


Amelia Pilcher, b 1865

George N, b 1892, porter surgical appliances

Reginald A, b 1901, motor driver private hire

Angela, b 1912

Valerie, b 1938


Reginald A Pilcher



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