CFHS code : AS78
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : In Loving Memory of WALTER BROCKET d Nov 11 1928 age 66 also GERTRUDE MARY his wife d Feb 16 1940 age 65
Monument : Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.20349, 0.13691357 – click here for location
These kerb stones,in the parish area of All Saints, are located in the north west corner of the parish, to the north of the bend in the path. They are sound but parts of the inscription are missing.
‘In Loving Memory of WALTER BROCKETT who died Nov 11 1928 age 66
Also GERTRUDE MARY his wife died Feb 16 1940 age 65’
Walter Brockett (1862 – 11 November 1928)
Walter was the son of Alfred and Eliza Brockett . He was born in Cambridge and baptised at St Andrew the Great on 20th July 1862. His siblings were Alfred (1856-1915), Daniel (1859 – 1942) and Clara (1865-1937). His father died when he was two years old, and his widowed mother raised him at 6 Vicar’s Buildings, St Tibbs Row – she worked as a launderess. Aged 19 he was living with his mother and siblings at 35 Thompson’s Lane and working as a frame maker. Ten years later in 1891 they were living at 22 Kings Parade, and Walter was working as a ‘university servant’. In 1897, aged 35 he married Gertrude Mary Martin in Framlingham, Suffolk.
Once married they lived at 22 Victoria Road and later 15 Eltisley Avenue in Newnham. Walter became a zoological laboratory assistant at the University, and they employed a domestic servant. Walter and Gertrude had one child who died in infancy. Walter died aged 66 years at Addenbrookes Hospital, leaving effects to the value of £1041, 0s 9d.
Gertrude Mary Brockett (nee Martin) (11 July 1874 – 16 February 1940)
Gertrude was born in Framlingham, Suffolk and was the daughter of John and Sarah Martin. Her father worked as a magistrates clerk, and she had three other siblings. She married Walter Brockett when she was 23 years old. In 1901 she was working as a ‘club assistant’ at Cambridge University. The 1911 census does not record an occupation for her.
After Walter’s death she moved to Shirley in Warwickshire. She died at 20 Stoneford Road, Shirley in 1940.
by Claire Martinsen
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