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12 Rathmore Road, (4)

History of 12 Rathmore Road

1901: (4 Rathmore Terrace)

Robert Newman, 68, widower, printer’s warehouseman, born Cambridge

Jessie, 28, daughter, dressmaker at home, born Cambridge

Edith, 18, daughter, dressmaker at home, born Cambridge

Sarah Backler, mother in law, widow, 87, retired cowkeeper, born Norfolk

1911:

John William Orton, 43, railway agent, born Rutland

Emily Jane Orton, 44, born Glos.

Muriel Emily Orton, 21, born Glos.

Florence Ellen Orton, 20, shorthand clark & typist for estate agent. born Yorks.

Charles William Orton, 16, clerk Cooperative Socy., born Leics.

John  Ernest Orton, 14, born Northampton

Percy James Orton, 12, born Northants.

Dorothea Elenor Orton, 9, born Northants.

Winifred Marie Orton, 5, born Cambridge

11 children born, 9 surviving, 2 died.

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Charles William Orton, Private 4128/532643 15th London Regiment. He died 18/11/24 from TB of the lungs.

Percy James Orton, private 481241 RAMC 1st East. General Hospital. He joined up 25/7/15 and served on HM Troopship Assaye from 20/6/16 and HS Herefordshire from 8/9/16. He was discharged with pulmonary disability.

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