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132-136 Tenison Road

134 Tenison Road, Marksbury

History of 134 Tenison Road


William Henry Townsend, 56, college butler, b Long Stanton

Emily, 57, b Newmarket, b Newmarket

Gilbert, 21, banker’s clerk, b New Chesterton

Bessie Elizabeth Hurrell, 19, servant, b Suffolk

Gilbert Townsend: Lance Corporal 768, 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade). Killed in action 12th May 1915. Aged 25. Enlisted London, resident Cambridge. Son of William Henry and Emily Townsend, of 134, Tenison Rd., Cambridge. A clerk in Barclay’s Bank. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52 and 54. See also Perse School, Cambridge Emmanuel United Reformed Church and Cambridge Guildhall (St Paul’s Roll of Honour)


William H Townsend

Gilbert Townsend


George Fisher


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