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George William Collins

76 Norfolk Street

History of 76 Norfolk Street


George William Collins, 23, town postman, b Cambridge

Kate Marion, 25, b Cambridge

Leslie George Thomas, 3, b Cambridge

Grace Beatrice Alice, 2, b Cambridge

Joyce Lilian Mary, 6ms, b Cambridge

George William Collins: Lance Corporal 34941, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 10 April 1918. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Born in 1888 in Cambridge. He was one of nine children. His father was from Landbeach and was a farm bailiff. His mother came from Burwell. Before the war George worked as the town’s postman. He married Kate Hartley in 1907 and they had three children. Formerly 4538, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in CROIX-DU-BAC BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK. Nord, France. Grave lost. Special Memorial. H. 6. See also Cambridge Guldhall and Cambridge St Matthew’s and also Cambridge St Philips (Royal Mail Roll of Honour)


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