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Herbert William Benstead

40 Gwydir Street, Hope Cottage

History of 40 Gwydir Street


Ned Pamphilon, head, 35, carpenter, b Whittlesford

Phebe, wife, 39, b Burwell

Edith L, daughter, 10, scholar, b Manchester

Horace E, son, 4, b Cambridge

Mary A, daughter, 2, b Cambridge


Ned Pamphilon, head, 45, master builder, b Whittlesford

Pheobe [sic], wife, 49, b Burwell

Horace, son, 14, carpenter’s apprentice, b Cambridge

Mary, daughter, 12, scholar, b Cambridge

Constance, daughter, 9, scholar, b Cambridge

Mabel, daughter, 6, scholar, b Cambridge

Laura C, daughter, 4, scholar, b Cambridge

Arthur R G, son, 1, scholar, b Cambridge


William F Benstead, carpenter and joiner

Emily R

Frederick A

Herbert W

Winifred R

Arthur E

Stanley F, 4 mos, b Cambridge


William Frederick Benstead, 47, carpenter and joiner, b Cambridge

Emily Rosa, 45, b Cambridge

Frederick A, 20, law clerk, b Cambridge

Herbert William, 16, cook’s assistant, b Cambridge

Winifred R, 14, b Cambridge

Arthur E, 12, b Cambridge

Florence H, 6, b Cambridge


William Benstead


Herbert William Benstead was captured and died of wounds in 1917 in France. He had been transferred from the Cambridgeshire to the Gloucestershire Regiment.

CDN 20.11.1917: Pte H W Benstead. Mr and Mrs W L Benstead of Tring House Gwydir Street have been officially notified that their second son Pte H W Benstead formerly of the Cambs Regt and has been ‘missing’ since October 9th. His chum writes that he was wounded on that date and carried down on a stretcher and from that time no trace of him can be found. An officer from his company describes him as a fine soldier and much liked by officers and men, and adds that one and all are deeply grieved to have lost him. Mr and Mrs Benstead will be grateful for any news from chums who may hav seen their son.

For more information see the Mill Road Cemetery entry.


Alice Pettit, b 1871, house duties

Winifred A, 1895, dressmaker

Ralph E, 1906, lab assistant (Air Raid Warden)


Miss W Pettit


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