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Sopwith Camel

22 Cavendish Avenue, The Laurels

History of 22 Cavendish Avenue


Fanny Gittus widow, 44, living on own means, born Chippenham Cambs

Harold A. son, 8

Florence A Nixon, boarder, 32, companion, born Sawtry

Nellie Chandler, servant, 20, general servant, born Lincoln


John Smyth 46, Land Agent

Annie Elizabeth 33

Gerald 12,

Reginald 11,

Lawrence 7,

Ellen Trow, servant, 16

At some point this family moved to 11 Luard Road, “Navan”. It is from data linked to this address that we learn that the eldest son, Gerald Hugh Smyth, was killed in September 1918 while flying a Sopwith Camel for the RAF. For more information see the entry on Luard Road.


The Turpin family


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