CFHS code : CL122

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Loving Memory of my dear husband ALBERT CHARLES BEERE d Jan 9 1939 aged 66 also of EMMA KEZIA BEERE wife of the above d April 5 1945 aged 72

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202592, 0.13831934 – click here for location

Beere monument December 2018

Monument

Inscription

In Loving Memory of my dear husband ALBERT CHARLES BEERE died Jan 9 1939 aged 66 years

“At Rest”

Also of EMMA KEZIA BEERE wife of the above died April 5 1945 aged 72 years

Albert Charles Beere (10 May 1872 – 9 January 1939)

Albert was the illegitimate son of Ellen Hobart Beere (1852-1920) and was born in Boxford, Suffolk.  Ellen worked as a domestic servant and Albert grew up in Boxford with various relatives. He worked as a warehouseman/clerk in London for Wallis’s of Holborn Viaduct and then Pawson & Leaf (a silk merchant based at St. Paul’s, London). It isknown he was a chorister at the City Temple, London for 14 years, and was a member of the London Fusiliers.   He joined the London Special Reserve police force in 1914, and for services performed during the 1st World War was granted the Freedom of the city on 20 July 1920.  He married Emma Broadway on 27 April 1927 at Kennington when he was 54 years old.  The couple moved to live at 22 St. John’s Road, Cambridge where it is thought that they ran a Lodging House and Albert died at home aged 66 years old.

His funeral took place on 14 January at St. Clement’s Church, where the choir was in attendance. The hymns ‘Abide with me’ and ‘On the ressurrection morning’ were sung and the Nunc Dimittiss was sung as the cortege left the church for Mill Road Cemetery.  The Cambridge Daily News reported that Albert was ‘well known and will be greatly missed’.

Emma Kezia Beere (née Broadway) (26 May 1872 – 5 April 1945)

Emma was born in Southwark and baptised at St. George the Martyr on 7 July 1872. She was the daughter of undertaker  Alfred and his wife Jane (née Baker). In 1901 Emma was living with her widowed mother at Temple Street, London and was documented as being a refreshment assistant in the census of that year.  She continued to run the Lodging House at St. John’s Road (1939) and then moved to live at 39 Oxford Road. Emma died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Albert Charles Beere; Emma Kezia Beere