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Burgess Road (Back Lane, Fen End) Waterbeach

History of Fe End

The 1901 OS map shows Back Lane running east from Waterbeach. The road ends short of the railway line and here the name Fen End appears.

1911: Fen End

George Day, 52, farm labourer, b Waterbeach

Agnes, 51, b Waterbeach

Walter, 30, farm labourer, b Waterbeach

Victor, 24, farm labourer, b Waterbeach

Jack, 17, farm labourer, b Waterbeach

Doris, 15, b Waterbeach

Clifford, 12, b Waterbeach

Macneal, 9, b Waterbeach

Both Jack and Walter died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Jack was promoted to sergeant before the battle  and his body was found when clearing the battlefield during 1919. Clifford was killed on 13th August 1918.

Day, Brothers Jack Uriah. Sergeant,Regiment number 13652 and Walter Regiment number 20502 . Both enlisted in the 11th Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment. Died 1st July 1916. From Waterbeach



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