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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.

1881

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.

1891

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.

1901

James T. Howlett, 36, Fireman GER, b Chesterton

Mary A. Howlett, 35, b Caxton

Edith S. Howlett, 13, b Cambridge

Sarah A. Howlett, 11, Scholar, b Cambridge

Albert E. Howlett, 9, Scholar, b Cambridge

Arthur R. Howlett, 7, Scholar, b Cambridge

James T. Howlett, 3, b Cambridge

Henry J. Howlett, 1, b Cambridge

James and Mary are buried in Mill Road Cemetery.

1911

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.

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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