CFHS code : AL93

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JAMES BAILEY (of the 1st Suffolk Regiment and took part in the South African campaign) d October 2 1900 aged 29 also FRED JAMES BOREHAM the beloved husband of SUSAN BOREHAM d April 12 1903 aged 29

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203869, 0.138245 – click here for location

Bailey grave
Bailey headstone
Bailey inscription
Bailey inscription


This headstone, with Gothic pointed top and row of stars below, made by stonemasons Ivett and Reed, is located in the parish area of St Andrew the Less, to the right of the Gwydir Street entrance.


‘In loving memory of James Bailey,
(of the 1st Suffolk Regiment and took part in the South African campaign)
who died October 2 1900, aged 29 years.’
“His life was but a battle and a march
and like the wind’s blast never resting
He stormed across the wave-convulsed earth.”
R. I. P.

‘also Fred James Boreham,
the beloved husband of Susan Boreham,
who died April 12 1903 aged 29 years’
“In the midst of ……… age in death”

James Bailey  (1871 – 1900)Boer War soldier – see also Life Story page
Fought and died in the Boer War in South Africa.

Fred James Boreham (1873 – 1903)

Fred was the son of William and Matilda Boreham and was baptised on 7 December 1873 in Babraham. He grew up at 72 Sturton Street, where his father was a coal porter. By the age of 17 Fred was working as a milk porter and he later became a dairyman.

He married Susan Bendall Bailey (1869-1953) in 1895 and the couple went to live at 95 Sturton Street.

In January 1903 Fred was prosecuted for selling milk with a low fat content. The Town Clerk John Whitehead appears to have been especially passionate about milk fat levels. John Whitehead’s case was that milk with a low fat level was not milk, regardless if it was sold direct from the cow’s udder. William Taylor had visited Fred’s cowshed at Sturton Street and bought the milk, which he had then sent for analysis. Fred testified that he had not added anything to the milk, nor extracted any cream. The cows were said to be well cared for, but were currently kept in a cowshed rather than being grass fed. The case was dismissed and the Chair of Magistrates said ‘that although there was a deficiency of cream they were of opinion that there had been no fraudulent intent on the part of the defendant’.

Fred died at Sturton Street on 12 September 1903 aged 29.



Newspaper archives

By Ian Bent and Claire Martinsen

James Bailey; Fred James Boreham