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18 Hartington Grove, Rydal Villa, (8)

History of 18 Hartington Grove


(Rydal Villa)

John Stone, sack twine & tow salesman

Ada M.

Sidney J.

Mildred A E

Herbert F W

Sidney J Gibson, brother in law, 21, plumber’s apprentice, born London


(Rydal Villa Hartington Grove)

John Stone, 43, commercial traveller sack cover maker  … wire mcht., born Islington

Ada Mary, 38, born Holbeach (8 children living, 1 died)

Sidney John, 15, cabinet maker scientific instrument … model making, born Cambridge

Mildred Ada Elizabeth, 13, born Cambridge

Herbert Francis Wilson, 11, born Cambridge

Leslie Josiah, 9, born Cherryhinton

Cecil Barnett, 8, born Cherryhinton

Robert Ambrose, 5, born Cherryhinton

Beatrice Calrinda Mary, 3, born Cherryhinton

Richard Cuthbert, 2, born Cherryhinton

Arthur Stanley Gitting, boarder, 28, cabinet maker scientific instrument, born Warwicks

Leslie Stuart Egerton Hine, boarder, 20, optician opthalmic (scout master) apprentice, born Upper Norwood

1911 18/4 (from the newspaper)

Training he received in the Cherry Hinton Boy Scouts allowed Herbert Stone of the Wood Pigeon Patrol to save his two little brothers and his little sister from being burnt to death at Rydal Villa, Hartington Grove. The window curtains caught alight in their bedroom and spread to a chair containing the youngsters’ clothes, then to a chest of drawers. Herbert stamped and beat the flames out just in time: the iron work of the large double bed in which the three little ones lay asleep was scorched, as was the counterpane. His hands and feet were scorched and large holes were burnt in the feet of his stockings

Sidney John Stone, Lance Sergeant 2812, 1st battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14/10/1916 in France and Flanders, enlisted Cambridge. Buried in Connaught cemetery Thiepval.


Charles B Cutter




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