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Swayne's Lane, Comberton OS Map 1901.

Swayne’s Lane, Comberton

History of Swayne's Lane

Approx location of Harper household. The White House in the 1911 is the last house listed in the lane and it is two away from the Harper house. On the map it is probably one of the cottages set back from the road next to a ‘W’.


William Harper, 49, platelayer, b Cambridge

Anne Jane, 42, b Comberton

Leonard William, 20, platelayer, b Comberton

Alice, 19, servant, b Comberton

Arthur Albert, 16, farm labourer, b Comberton

Percy Victor, 13, farm labourer, b Comberton

Maud Annie, 11, b Comberton

Edwin Ivor, 11, b Comberton

William Robert, 7, b Comberton

Rosa Mary, 5, b Comberton

Harold Sidney, 2, b Comberton

Percy enlisted in the Cambridge Volunteer battalion in 1914. He would have joined up at the same time as Alfred Day and Sidney George Williamson. All three lied about their age. Percy would have been 17. He died on the first day of the Battle of Somme aged 19.

Harper, Percy Victor, Private 15759, 11th Suffolks, Died 1st July 1916, From Comberton




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