CFHS code : AS303

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In treasured Memory of our very dear one REGINALD JOHN CHANDLER d Feb 17 1944 age 57 also of INEZ ELLEN CHANDLER beloved wife of the above d Mar 18 1949

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Chandler monument July 2017
Chandler headstone

Monument

The headstone, in the parish area of All Saints, has fallen since the CFHS survey.

Inscription

In treasured Memory of our very dear one REGINALD JOHN CHANDLER
Who passed over Feb. 17. 1944. Aged 57 years.

“Thy will be done.”

Also of INEZ ELLEN CHANDLER beloved wife of the above who died March 18th 1949.

“Re-united’

Reginald John Chandler (c 1873 – 1944)

Reginald was the second child of Arthur Beard and Susannah Elizabeth Chandler. He was born in Mendlesham, Suffolk in 1887 and the birth was registered in Hartismere. He came to Cambridge with his family sometime before the 1911 census where he is listed as an Artists Salesman.

On 5th September 1925 he married Inez Wilkins, a widow, at the parish church of St Andrew the Less.

Reginald became a dental technician. He owned and operated The Camden Dental Labs in Camden Court. His Lab was situated in what was once part of the theatre that existed before The New Theatre was built.

At the time of his death Reginald and Inez were living at 29 Sturton Street, Cambridge.

Inez Ellen Chandler (née Gentry) (d 1949)

Inez was the third of at least nine children born to George and Emily Gentry. She was born in Essex but moved with her family to live in Kingston Street, Cambridge when she was about 8 years old. By 1891 the family had moved to 164 Sturton Street, Cambridge and Inez was working as a mother’s help. Later she became a parlour maid. On November 9th 1899 she married George Hackett Wilkins, a 26 year old electrician. They had a son, Basil George, born 11th June 1900 in Cambridge. They appear to have lived with Inez’s mother in Milford Street, Cambridge.

We have not found the date or place of George Hackett Wilkins’ death but he may have been a WW1 casualty.

[If you have any information about this person, please contact us at Friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com]

Sources:

CFHS Parish transcript
Family Search

Edited by Mary Naylor with help from Donald Hall, once an apprentice of Reginald.

Inez Ellen Chandler; Reginald John Chandler