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6 Oswald Terrace, Sturton Street

The Family of a Stereotyper


George Bell, head, 32, married, stereotyper, printing, b. Edinburgh, Scotland
Ada Bell, wife, 28, married, b. Cambridge
Harry Coltman Bell, son, 3, b. Cambridge
Gwendoline May Bell, daughter, 1, b. Cambridge
Married 4 years, 2 children

1915 – 1939

On the 10th December 1915 William Arthur Boreham signed up and gave 6 Oswald Terrace as his address. In 1911 he was living at 85 Sturton Street with his wife Frances, daughter Dorothy Matilda and his mother Matilda.

William gives his trade as a butcher.  Dorothy is the only child listed on his next-of-kin form. It appears that he was either in the Army Reserve or listed as “Home” until he was discharged as no longer ]

physically fit in June 1918.  There is a form on his record to prove that he had tested in, and passed, field butchery.

Frances and William are still living at 6 Oswald Terrace at the time of the 1939 Register.  William continues to work as a butcher.  There are two other people in the household.  Eileen Mary Boreham was born in 1922 and works as a book folder.  The second record remains closed.

William died in 1965, at that time he was living at 115 Sturton Street.

“By Order of the Personal Representatives of William Pate, deceased, Cambridge, Sale of Small Freehold Town Properties, comprising; Six Freehold Modern Dwelling Houses, well built of Brick with Slate Roofs and with Long Gardens, situated and being Nos 1-6 Oswald Terrace, Sturton Street.” Cambridge Daily News 16 March 1920

Source: 1911 UK Census, British Army World War I Service Records, 1914-1920, Cambridge Daily News 16 March 1920, 1939 Register,


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