History of 13 Gwydir Street

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At the time of the 1881 census, no 13 was occupied by Jules Laboureau, his Wife Susannah (born in Soham,Cambridgeshire) and daughter Cecilia who was born in 1879. He was born in about 1848 in Paris, France and was employed as a college cook.

Mrs. Eleanor Walton lived in 13 Gwydir St in 1904 (see Spalding's Directory).

James Blackburn, carpenter, lived here in 1913 (see Spalding's Directory).

In 1918 the house was given as the address for Charles William BALDREY, father of Cyril Edgar BALDREY who was killed on 24 April 1918 in Villas Bretonneaux, Somme, France. Charles was born in 1857 in Cambridge. Cyril's mother was Alice nee BROWN, born around 1856 in Cambridge.

From Capturing Cambridge:


Jules Laboureau, head, 33, college cook, b France
Susannah, wife, 35, b Soham
Cisey, son, 2, b Cambridge
George Cockerton, cousin, 21, b Soham
William Cockerton, cousin, 15, b Soham

William Human, head, 47, carpenter and joiner, b Isleham
Elizabeth, wife, 47, b Isleham
Sarah, daughter, 24, b Isleham
Percy, son, 17, tailors apprentice, b Isleham
Mercy, daughter, 13, scholar, b Cambridge
Edward, son, 10, scholar, b Cambridge
Herbert, son, 7, scholar, b Cambridge

Charles Bennett, 29, drapers manager, b Cambridge
Angelina, 30, b Cambridge
Dorothy, 1, b Cambridge

1904: Mrs Eleanor Walton

Walter Dixon, 34, builders clerk, b Cambridge
Edith, 33, b Cambridge
Irene Edith, 1, b Cambridge

James Blackburn, carpenter

1918: This address was given for Charles William Baldrey (b 1857 Cambridge), father of Cyril Edgar Baldrey who was killed 24.4.1918 on the Somme.
CIP 21.6.1918
: PTE. CYRIL E. BALDREY. – Pte. Cyril E. Baldrey, the Bedfords (transferred from the Herts.), son of Mr. C. W. Baldrey, of 16, Milford-street, Cambridge, is officially reported missing in a counter-attack in the night of April 24th. Any information concerning him would be thankfully received at 16, Milford-street, Cambridge.
See Mill Road cemetery entry.

Harry Gray

Harry Gray

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