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Helmut Koenigsberger

3 Guest Road

History of 3 Guest Road


Richard Carey, 67, clergyman Church of England, b Birmingham

Sophie Taylor, 58, boarder, living on own means, b Cornwall

Harry P Hodges, 20, boarder, assistant schoolmaster, b Lincolnshire

Alice Cracknell, 20, general servant, b West Wickhan



Robert Perry, 52, commercial traveller, creamery, b Middlesex

Esther Agnes, 48, b Isleham

Elsie Emily, 16, school, b Cambridge

Clara, 13, school, b Cambridge

Caroline Constance Laws, 24, step-daughter, b Cambridge

Cyril Elliott Ridegeon, 6, nephew, school, b Cambridge

Miss [Caroline] Laws married Arthur Edward Shrive, a basket maker, before going off to war in 1916. He was killed at Ypres in 1917.

Mrs. A. Shrive of Guest road, Cambridge, has received news from the Commanding Officer in France that her husband, Pte. Arthur Shrive, Cambs. Regiment, was killed in action on Wednesday, September 26th.  Pte. Shrive previous to joining up carried on the business of basket-maker, etc., on Peas-hill.  He was a prominent member of the Wesleyan community, and a Sunday School worker at the Wesley Church. (CDN 5/10/1917). 

Arthur Edward Shrive

Private 329333, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.  He married  Cassie Constance Herbert Laws (1886-1985) in 1916 in Cambridge.  He was killed in action in Polygon Wood, near Ypres, in northern France, on 26 September 1917.


Irene Sheridon, b 1897, university lodging house keeper, training for auxiliary nurse

Jean K, b 1827, at school

Helmut G Koenigsberger, b 1918, student of history

Feliz Sebba, b 1912, research scholar in chemistry


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