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47 Cowper Road

History of 47 Cowper Road

1911

John Brooks, 26, furnace stoker at flour mill, born Waterbeach

Hilda, 28,  born Thriplow


Of this address in WWI, William James Bretherton sapper / private 2nd Suffolks. He had enlisted in 1895 and served in the Boer War. “At La Brasse November 1914 he was buried in soil by a bursting shell, had to be dug out, and while in hospital developed pneumonia of both lungs. He has since had constant cough and expectoration purulent. He has lost a stone in weight.” He was discharged 26/3/1915 with TB. He baptised his three children at St John’s 5/5/1915.

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