CFHS code : PL485

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of BERTHA the beloved wife of AE BUTLER d Dec 25th 1915 aged 46 also FRED son of the above died in France March 8th 1918 aged 19 and ALBERT EDWARD BUTLER d June 7th 1948 aged 73

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202307, 0.13619825 – click here for location

Butler headstone


Gothic-arch shaped headstone, situated in the parish area of St Paul, five rows to the east of the western path, just north of the Lodge.


‘In loving memory of Bertha
the beloved wife of A. E. Butler
who died Dec 25th 1916 aged 46 years’

‘Also Fred son of the above
who died in France March 8th 1918 aged 19 years’

‘And Albert Edward Butler
died June 7th 1948 aged 73 years’

Robert Frederick Butler (1898–1918)WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Robert was born in 1898 in Cambridge. He was known as Fred. Fred was the second of the four sons of Albert Edward Butler and Bertha Albina Butler (née Morley). By the time he was 13 years old he was working as a newsboy although he was still at school. Fred joined the 1st Battalion, the Cambridgeshire Regiment at Halesworth, Suffolk.

Albert Edward Butler (1874–1948)

Albert was born in 1874 in Cambridge. He was the second of the three sons of Charles Butler and Eliza Butler (née Purkis). His father was an engine driver at the railway station. The family lived at 35 Gwydir Street (Petersfield ward) and Hope Street (Romsey Town) Cambridge. Albert was employed as a railway carriage examiner. Albert married Bertha Albina Morley in 1894 in Cambridge. They lived in Back Hill, Ely and then 156 Mill Road (between Argyle and Campbell Streets), Cambridge. Albert and Bertha had four sons including Robert Frederick Butler. Albert died on 7 June 1948 in Cambridge aged 73.

Bertha Albina Butler (née Morley) (1873–1916)

Bertha was born in 1873 in Haverhill, Suffolk. She was the third of the seven children of Christopher Morley and Sarah Morley (née Isom). Her father was a bricklayer. Bertha grew up at 10 Spring Cottages, Haverhill before moving to 19 Kingston Street (Petersfield ward), Cambridge. Bertha died on 25 December 1916 aged 46.

Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837 – 1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837 – 1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837 – 1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916 – 2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858 – 1966
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914 – 1919

By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent

Albert Edward Butler; Bertha Albina Butler; Robert Frederick Butler