History of 142 Gwydir Street (Norton Cottage)

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Alfred Cooke lived in 142 Gwydir St lived here in 1904 (see Spalding's Directory).

Thomas Pilsworth, plasterer, lived here in 1913 (see Spalding's Directory).

Cambridgeshire Regiment Awards 1914-1918 lists under "Military Medal ", 325386 Pte Charles Thomas Pilsworth, 142 Gwydir St, Cambridge. B coy. For carrying message under heavy fire on 25-8-17 (LG 2-11-17).

From Capturing Cambridge:


1881: Morton Cottage
Sarah A Baker, head, widow, 40, annuitant, b Norfolk
Henry F, son, 14, scholar, b Cambridge
Amelia K, daughter, 12, scholar, b Cambridge
Ellen L, daughter, 9, scholar, b Cambridge
Alexander J, son, 9, scholar, b Cambridge
Arthur F, son, 4, scholar, b Cambridge

Kate Baker, daughter, 22, living on her own means, b Cambridge
Ellen, daughter, 19, teacher, b Cambridge
Arthur, son, 14, b Cambridge

HenryW Howell, 46, ?Superintendent Prudential Assurance Office, b Norfolk
Sarah A, 47, b Norfolk
Henry W, 22, college clerk, b Norfolk
Ruth, 18, b Norfolk

John Parr, 67, horsekeeper for coal works, b Exning
Edith, 62, bedmaker Caius College, b Soham
Edith, 34, drawn thread needle work, b Cambridge
Ethel Maud, 26, b Cambridge
Agnes Amelia, 21, dressmaker, b Cambridge

Thomas Pilsworth, plasterer

Pte Charles Thomas Pilsworth, B coy Cambridgeshire Reg, awarded Military Medal for carrying medal under heavy fire 25.8.1917.

CIP 23.7.1915
: A SOLDIER’S DISCOVERY. Body of a Newly-Born Child in the River

An inquest was held the Borough Coroner (Mr. H. Saunders French) in the coroner’s Court on Wednesday evening on the body of an unknown newly-born child, which was found in tho River Cam on Tuesday. Pte. Thomas Richard Jeffrey, of the 1st Cambs. Regt. at present living at 142 Gwydir street stated that he was on the river with a friend on Tuesday afternoon. When they got to St. John’s College they noticed a sack tied with a rope floating on the water. They drew it to the bank, and opened the sack, and a brick fell out. Inside the sack they found the body of a baby. They sent for the police, who took the body away. Dr. Roderick stated that the body was that of a full-time female child, well nourished. It was in advanced state of decomposition. He examined the body internally, and concluded that the child had had a separate existence. It was dead before the body entered the water. He should say that the cause of death was haemorrhage, due to lack of attention at birth. There was no blood in the heart, or in the larger vessels of the body. The Chief Constable, who was present, stated that police had made every effort to discover the parents of the child, but had failed. The jury returned a verdict of death in accordance with the medical evidence.

Harold W Long, b 1899, plumber and home decorator (AFS Cambridge)
Doris E, b 1904

H W Long, builder

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