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23 Ainsworth Street

G.E.R. & Duke of Cambridge's Own Regiment

Number 23 is one of a terrace of the three houses on the west side of Ainsworth Street.


George Baker, 39, Truck Lifter on GER, b Kent

Jane Baker, 29, b Wentworth Surrey

George Edward Baker, 4, Scholar, b Cambridge

Charles Arthur Baker, 3, b Cambridge

Alice Maud Baker, 7 months, b Cambridge

George shows up on the Register of East Road Boys School in 1884.

Alice Maud was enrolled at East Road Girls School in October 1889, she had previously been at Sturton Street School.

This family has moved to 2 Stone Terrace on Stone Street by 1891, where they live for at least 20 years.


Charles Pain, 34,  a bricklayer originally from Dover is living here with his family in 1891.  His wife is Jemima Pain (nee Allpress), 33, from Woodhurst, Huntingdonshire.

They have five children, Charles, Francis Jessie Allpress, 11, Alfred, 9, and Bertie, 4, are all at School.  The youngest is 2-year-old Lucy.

Francis went on to join the Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment.  He was killed in action on 8th August 1917.


Arthur H Howlett, 41, implement maker, born Cambridge

Agnes Howlett, 38, born Little Shelford

Ernest H Howlett, 14, born Cambridge

Arthur E Howlett, 12, born Cambridge

Louis G Howlett, 9, born Cambridge

Minnie E Howlett, 7, born Cambridge

Charles H Howlett, 5, born Cambridge

Annie E Howlett, 1, born Cambridge


Ernest Baker, 36, general labourer for a builder, b. Melbourn, Cambridgeshire

Sarah Jane Baker, 34, b. Earith, Huntingdon

Lily Sabina Baker, 4, b. Cambridge

Edith Rose Baker, 2, b. Cambridge

Leslie Albert Baker, 1, b. Cambridge

Ernest and Sarah are 5 years married and have 3 children.


Jane Braybrook, 71, widow, born in Girton.

Harry Braybrook, 37, son, born in Cambridge. Engine Fitter for Great Eastern Railway.

Sources: 1881-1911 Census, Mill Road Cemetery, UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919, National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914,


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