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32 Cavendish Avenue, Astor House/Grey Cotes/?Glen Mervyn

History of 32 Cavendish Avenue


‘Glen Mervyn’

In this census there is listed a house, Glen Mervyn, to the east of Ballinagore (no.30) that is absent from the 1911 census. It is possible that this was the original name of Astor House.

Henry A Bedwell, 27, music seller, born Peterboro

Annie G, 28, born Colchester

Edith M, 2, born Cambridge

Harry M, 3 mths, born Cambridge

Lilly Beerley, 20 general servant, born Yorks


‘Astor House’

Catherine Tindall 43, widow, private means, born Newmarket

Evelyn Kate, daughter, 20, private secretary to author, born Newmarket

John Philip Tindall, son, 19, articled clerk to chartered accountant, born Newmarket

Mrs Hankins volunteered for the Red Cross from 1915 to 1918 and was based at the 1st Eastern General Hospital.

Eleanor Isabel Hankins from 1915 was a nurse at the Huntly Hospital. She was awarded 2 war service bars.

Major Martin Alan Anderson, 211, Field Company, Royal Engineers. Born 10th November 1887. Died of wounds received in action at Duisans near Arras Wednesday 9th May 1917. Aged 29. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Son of James Drummond Anderson and Frances Louisa Anderson, of Greycotes, Cavendish Avenue, (previously of Brooklands Avenue). Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row M. Grave 15. See also Cambridge St Benets and Cambridge Guildhall (St Paul’s Roll of Honour)


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