CFHS code : HS50a

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Memory of CATHERINE beloved wife of JOHN DELLER d Nov 3 1906 age 67 also JOHN DELLER d Sept 27 1921 age 84 also HENRY JOHN DELLER d Oct 29 1917 in France age 36

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202279 0.1377628 – click here for location

Deller headstone


This headstone with kerb stones, in the parish area of Holy Sepulchre, is located midway between the central path and the eastern path, south of the centre circle.


‘In loving memory of Catherine, the beloved wife of John Deller
who entered into rest Nov 3 1906 aged 67 years’
“The Lord is my shepherd”

‘Also John Deller died Sept 27 1921 aged 84 years’

‘Also Henry John Deller died Oct 29 1917 in France aged 36 years’
“Till we meet”

Catherine Deller (née Carter) (1839 – 3 November 1906)

Catherine was born in Caxton and baptised there on 8 February 1939. She was the daughter of carpenter Joshua and Ann and grew up on the High Street in Caxton.  In 1861 Catherine was living at Northampton Street and working as a servant for college cook George and Annie Owen.  She married John Deller in 1869 and they had at least eight children: Louisa Elizabeth Ann (1871-1940), Catherine (1873-), Eleanor Maud (1874-1956), Thomas (1876-1954), Florence (1878-), Alice Edith (1879-1949), Henry John (1881-1917) and Ada (1882-). John was a carpenter and the family lived at 37 Orchard Street (1871), 4 Pratts Building Bradmore Street (1881), 6 Perowne Street (1891) 39 Adam and Eve Street (1901) and 36 Grafton Street. Catherine died at home aged 67 years old.

John Deller (1837 – 27 September 1921)

John was born in Royston and was the son of Stephen and Anne. In 1911 he was still living at Grafton Street with sons Henry and Thomas, and working as a joiner.  John died at Mill Road Infirmary in 1921.

Henry John Deller  (1881 – 29 January 1917)- WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Henry  was the son of John and Catherine and in 1901 was working as an under gardener and living at home with his parents and sister Alice.  In 1911 he was still living at home but by then was working as a  decorator for a  firm of builders. He married Annie Nicholson (1884-1954) in 1913 and the couple went to live at 20 Brandon Place. Henry served as a private with the Royal Fusiliers and then the  2nd Battalion Border Regiment and died of wounds aged 36 years old.  He is commemorated at the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery as well as at Mill Road Cemetery.

Annie Deller did not remarry and worked as a draper’s assistant and later as a charwoman.  In 1939 she was living at 32 City Road and died at Adenbrooke’s Hospital aged 69 years old.

NB  this grave was located and recorded by the Sixth-formers of the Parkside Federation, Cambridge on 14 November 2012.



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Catherine Deller; Henry John Deller; John Deller