History of 8 Gwydir Street

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in 1879 the Laboureau family were living at No. 8 Gwydir Street (from his daughters birth certificate). See no. 13.

- Sainte lived in 8 Gwydir St in 1904 (see Spalding's Directory).

Arthur Dewsbury, insurance agent, lived here in 1913 (see Spalding's Directory).

St Andrew the Great War Memorial lists Edward Charles Aves, Company Sergeant Major 21926, 25th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 10th April 1918. Born St Ndrews, Cambridge, enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 1206, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 11.

Known as 'Teddy'. Christened at St. Matthews Church, 2nd October 1881, parents Edward Aves and Mary Anne Beales, they were living, at his birth, at 8 Gwydir Street, Cambridge.

He served in the Cambridgeshire Regiment - previously the Volunteer Force (3rd (Cambs) Volunteer Btn, Suffolk Regiment) which on 1st April 1908 became the Territorial Army. He was serving in A company, 1st Cambridgeshire, in 1908. No 40. He was one of those who sounded the Last Post at Midnight on 31st March 1908 - Cambridge Evening News article, Friday, 27th May 1983. At this time he was a Corporal. Sergeant-Drummer, awarded Territorial Force Efficiency Medal 30thg October 1909. Terminated his service 5th April 1911. Re-enlisted in "A" company, in 1911 as No 1206. Married, living 21a Emery St, Cambridge. Employed as a compositor at the University Press. Lance-Sergeant in 1913-1914. Volunteered for Imperial Service; he was mobilised with the Cambridgeshire Regiment on 4th August 1914 and afterwards transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. Prior to this he was Company Quartermaster-Sergeant and Company Sergeant-Major in the 1/1st Battalion. Cambridgeshire Regiment. He landed in France in February 1915 and went to front with 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment on 14th February 1915, in B company, 8 platoon, 15 section, as Sergeant; he served overseas continuously for more than three years. He was reported missing on 10th April 1918 and later reported killed on that date. At the time of his death he was Company Sergeant-Major.

He is listed on six War Memorials, namely St. George's Chapel, Ely Cathedral, the list in the entrance to the Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, on Panel 11 of the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium, the War Memorial in the grounds of St. Andrew The Great Church, Cambridge, on the War Memorial at the University Press, Cambridge and on the University Press Memorial in St. Boltoph's Church, Cambridge.

From Capturing Cambridge:


1879: Laboureau family

Edward Aves, head, 23, printer, b Cambridge
Mary A, wife, 22, b Cambridge
Edward Charles, son, 6 mos, b Cambridge
Edward Charles Aves, Company Sergeant Major in the Machine Gun Corps, was killed in action 10.4.1918

Charles Worrell Blade Long, head, 24, railway clerk, b Norfolk
Elizabeth, wife, 24, b Cambridge

Martha Cave, 76, living on own means, b March
Lucy Buttress, servant, 16, b Teversham

Sainte –

Robert Doggett, 44, custodian of cabmens shelter,
Adelaide, 46, b South Africa
William, 22, clerk ironmongery, b Cambridge
Augusta, 19, dressmaker, b Cambridge

Arthur Dewsbury, insurance agent

Albert J Munns, b 1903, postal overseer (ARP Warden)
Lily, b 1903
Betty, b 1928
Margaret JL, b 1931

Raymond Allen

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