CFHS code : MG125

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EDITH the devoted wife of HARRY DYER d March [1] 1919 aged 35

Monument : Scroll/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202128, 0.13813607 – click here for location

Dyer grave
Dyer monument



Edith Dyer (née Uffindall)  (c.1884  – 1 March 1919)

Edith was born in Doncaster and was the daughter of William and Annie. William was a coach painter and the family lived in Doncaster (1891) before moving to Blaby with Hexthorpe, just outside Doncaster (1901).  Aged 17 she  was working as a sewing machinist and living at home.  Edith married Harry Dyer in 1905 and they had at least two children:  Dorothy (1907-1928) and Eric (1913-1941). Harry was a grocer when they married and they lived in Abergele, Denbighshire (1911) before moving to Cambridge where Edith died aged 35 years old.

Harry Dyer married for a second time in July 1921 to Annie Marriett (1893) and they had one son: Neville Binns (1924-2003).  In 1939 the family were living at 11 Cottenham Road where Harry was a documented as a commercial representative. Edith and Harry’s son Sergeant Eric Dyer served in the R.A.F in the 2nd World War and was  killed in an airplane crash.



by Claire Martinsen

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Edith Dyer