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219 Cherry Hinton Road, 1 Maidstone Terrace

History 219 Cherry Hinton Road

1911:

Sydney Samson, 35, butcher, born Cambridge

Ada Samson, 33, born Fulbourn

Charles Richard Strickson, boarder, 20, railway clerk, born Peterborough

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Joseph Leonard, b 1885, enlisted in Cambridge in 1903 and served in India in 1905. In 1911 he was a servant at the Old Castle Hotel in Cambridge. He served in WWI as a private in the 2nd Bttn Suffolk Regiment. On 26/8/1914 he was reported missing at Batle of Le Cateau. He rejoined his battalion and in March 1915 contracted influenza. In June 1915 he was discharged unfit and then married Anne Stearn, laundry maid of 219 Cherry Hinton Road on 5/6/1915 at St John’s.

His brother, Alfred Leonard, b 1895, in 1911 a farm labourer, joined the Pioneer Royal Engineers.

Another brother, Wilfred Leonard, b 1893, in 1911 a cowman, joined the 1st Bttn Suffolk Regiment. Reported to be a prisoner of war 28/1/1916.

(219 Cherry Road is the address used in their military records.)

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