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20 Marshall Road, Poplar House

History of 20 Marshall Road

1901:

William Edwards, 27, railway guard, born Suffolk

Ada M., 28, born Cherry Hinton

Dora, 9 days, born Cambridge

Eliza F Morley, visitor, 35, monthly nurse, born London

1902 26/4 (local newspaper):

William Edwards of the Rock Estate, Cherry Hinton, applied for an exemption certificate from vaccination for his child, William. He had an exemption before and was more firmly convinced that vaccination was not required. His first child died through it and, if small pox broke out at Cherry Hinton, he would not, unless forced by law, consent to his child being vaccinated. If there were a loophole of escape from it he would not have the child done, if it cost him every stick of furniture he had got. The exemption was granted.

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1911:

Ernest Edward Stanley, 27, railway porter, born Essex

Agnes Florence, 26, born Essex

Gladys Ivy Agnes, 3, born Cambridge

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Francis Slymown Hawkins, a dairyman, born 1871, was living at 135 Gwydir Street in 1911. He served in the RAMC at the 1st E Gen Hospital (Cherry Hinton & Barnwell). He baptised his daughter on 10/8/19 at St John’s. He was 44 when he enlisted and served from Jul 1915 to Mar 1920.
Harry Stanley was a private in the 1st 5 Battalion (T.F.) North Lancashire Fusiliers. He died from his wounds on 11/9/1917 in Belgium. He may have been wounded during the attack by the 125th Brigade in the Ypres sector on 6th September. His widow Edith received a war gratuity of £6 12s 3d.

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