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Church End / Lane, Cottenham OS map 1901

Church Lane / Church End

History of Church Lane, Comberton

Church End and Church Lane appear to be interchangeable in the 1911 census although Church End is preferred. On the 1901 OS map Church Lane is truncated and there are probably more dwellings in the part now known as Church Close than in Church Lane.


Fred Worland, 50, farm labourer, b Cottenham

Eliza, 44, (10 children all survive), b Wesley Bottom

Arthur, 22, farm labourer, b Cottenham

Herbert, 20, farm labourer, b Cottenham

Edwin Frank, 18, farm labourer, b Cottenham

Frederick Charles, 14, farm labourer, b Cottenham

Harry, 12, b Cottenham

Kimberley George, 11, b Cottenham

Hilda Annie, 5, b Cottenham

Joyce May, 2, b Cottenham

Fred and Eliza had three of their son killed and two of their sons wounded in the First World War.

Edwin joined the 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment and died just after Christmas 1915 when they were in the trenches near”The Bluff” in the southern part of the Ypres salient.

Harry Worland, Cottenham

Harry joined the Cambridge Volunteer Battalion in 1914 when he was 15. He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1.7.1916.

Worland,Harry Regiment number 15633 died 1/7/1916. From Cottenham

Arthur enlisted on 27th October 1914. He was wounded on 1st July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme with a gun shot wound to the right thigh. He was in hospital for four months and never returned to the front.

Herbert Worland, Cottenham

Herbert enlisted during the summer of 1915. He was reported missing on 1st July 1916 and presumed dead.

Worland, Herbert Regiment Number 22162 died 1/7/1916. From Cottenham


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