169 Sturton Street
History of 169 Sturton Street
Alfred Thompson, head, married, 42, boot & shoemaker, b. Cambridge
Mary Ann Thompson, wife, married, 42, b. Cambridge
John Thompson, son, 15, scholar, b. Cambridge
Mary Ann Thompson, daughter, 13, scholar, b. Cambridge
Alfred Thompson, son, 10, scholar, b. Cambridge
Charles Thompson, son, 6, scholar, b. Cambridge
This property was unoccupied in 1891.
Albert Shinn, 31, road labourer, b. Cambridge
Harriet Shinn, 25, b. Horningsea
Albert Shinn, 5, b. Cambridge
Harry Shinn, 4, b. Cambridge
Agnes Shinn, 3, b. Cambridge
Walter Shinn, 2, b. Cambridge
Walter Barker, head, 27, married, cab driver, b. Cambridge
Ethel Barker, wife, 27, married, b. Cambridge
Willie Barker, son, 3, b. Cambridge
Cecil Barker, son, 1, b. Cambridge
Married 4 years, 2 children
Walter Cecil Baker gives this as his address on his Army Service Records.
Walter served in the 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment in the First World War, joining on the 5th August 1914. He is employed as a painter and gives his address as 169 Sturton Street. Walter served in France between 14th Feb 1915 and the 21st May 1916. On the 17th June 1916 he was discharged as physically unfit for further war service.
He is described as 5’7″, with a dark complexion, blue eyes and black hair. During his service he has been “Honest, sober and trustworthy”.
Walter grew up at 4 Stone Street.
Source – 1881, 1891 UK Census, British Army Service Records, British Army World War I Pension Records 1914-1920,