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Maurice Rayner, 68 Gwydir Street (CIP 15.12.1916)

68 Gwydir Street

History of 68 Gwydir Street


Ebenezer Impson, head, 49, iron and brass founder, b Norfolk

Lucy, wife, 50, b Norfolk

Benjamin, son, 22, iron and brass founder, b Norfolk

Lydia, daughter, 17, nurse, b Norfolk

Ebenezer, son, 11, scholar, b Norfolk

Ernest, son, 5, scholar, b Norfolk

Jabez Clarke, boarder, 20, locomotive engine cleaner, b Beds

Walter Charter, boarder, 17, locomotive engine cleaner, b Beds


Francis E Coleman, head, 32, bricklayer, b Wilts

Agnes, wife, 34, b Wilts

Hilda A, daughter, 6, scholar, b Surrey

Edward F, son, 3, b Cambridge

Beatrice E, daughter, 1, b Cambridge

Albert H, son, 8 mos, b Cambridge


Edmund Clark, 39, poulterer’s assistant, b Bourn

Annie E, 38, b Kingston

Louisa, 16, servant, b Cambridge

Bert E, 14, b Cambridge

Edith A, 10, b Cambridge

Grace A, 8, b Cambridge

Elijah Smith, father in law, 76, general dealer, b Kingston


Edmund Clark, 49, poulterers assistant, b Bourne

Anne Elizabeth Clark, 48, b Cambs


Edmund Clarke, porter


CDN 1.11.1916: Mrs Rayner of 68 Gwydir Street Cambridge has received news from the War Office that her husband Rifleman Maurice A Rayner of the London Regiment died from wounds in France on October26th. He was the son of Mr and Mrs A Rayner of Romsey Road Cambridge. In a letter to the widow, Sister Ethel Greenwood, of the Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, says that Rifleman Rayner was brought to the Clearing Station wounded. “He came in by ambulance at half-past three in the morning, badly wounded in the face, with a wound and a fracture in the right arm also wounds of the lft arm and thigh. His wounds were dressed and he was hurried into the ward where I am night sister. We knew he was very low and tried hard to stimulate and warm him up but he died at four o’clock. H was unconscious and died very quickly without pain as according to a note sent with him he had been given a drug in the Field Ambulance. We sent for the Chaplain as soon as he arrived but he did not reach the ward until just as he died. He will probably write you also but I wanted to express my grief and sympathy for you.” Mrs Maurice Rayner wishes to thank the many friends who have sent expressions of sympathy with her in her bereavement.

CIP 15.12.1916: Rifleman Maurice A Rayner Civil Service Rifles (London Regiment) husband of Mrs Rayner of 68 Gwydir Street and son of Mr and Mrs Rayner of Romsey Road, died from wounds received October 26th 1916.


Alice M Norden, b 1884



Mrs Norden


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