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30 Marshall Road, Laurel Cottage

History of 30 Marshall Road


Charles Ranner, 32, gardener not domestic, born Newmarket

Elizabeth, 31, born Ipswich

Elsie E, 7, born Newmarket

Ernest W, 5, born Newmarket


William Odell, 61, jobbing gardener, born Middlesex

Ellen, 50, born Cambs.

Ethel Shearer Dawson, niece, 11, born Cambs.

John Thomas Manning, boarder, 22, railway engine spare stoker, born Waterbeach

There was a newspaper report on 3/8/1917 of a birth of a child to Percy William Odell, C Sgt with the Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery. Percy had been born in Cambridge but in 1918 joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force. At the time he was living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (dates seem wrong?)



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