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155 Gwydir Street, Exton Cottage

History of 155 Gwydir Street


Frank Ward, head, 32, baker and grocer 1 man 3 youths, b Cambridge

Ellen, wife, 29, b Rutland

Frank Duncombe, son, 3, scholar, b Cambridge

Ellis, son, 2, b Cambridge

Mable N, daughter, 3 mos, b Cambridge

Emily Parnell, 13, servant, b Elsworth


Morris Duncombe, head, widower, 67, stone mason, b Rutland

Clara Handscombe, 20, servant, b Melbourn

Morris is buried in Mill Road Cemetery.


William Beasley, 86, retired bricklayer, b Cambridge

Mary A, 74, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, 53, traveller ladies outfitting, b Cambridge

Ellen, 34, b Cambridge

Arthur, 32, college porter, b Cambridge


Henry Pratt, widower, 61, b Herts

Florence, 26, b Earith

Sidney, 20, shop assistant draper, b Cambridge

George E Claxton, boarder, 18, shop assistant draper, b Essex

Alfred J Cursiter, boarder, 24, shop manager draper, b Scotland


Henry Pratt


CDN 5.2.1917: Pratt – 25th December in Hospital, France, Pte Edgar George Pratt, 46th Canadian Battalion, Saskatchewan, Canada, 155 Gwydir Street, Cambridge, England. Canadian papers please copy.


Sidney Pratt


Patrick McDonnell


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