CFHS code : AS279

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : headstone In Loving Memory of ELLEN MARGARET EARL d Nov 9th 1939 aged 68 also of her husband GEORGE EARL d Jan 31st 1950 aged 80 kerbs also In Memory of Pte FREDERICK GEORGE EARL killed in action in France May 13th 1918 aged 19

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203316 0.13706623 – click here for location

Earl grave
Earl monument


Headstone in Art Deco style, with kerb stones and corner stones, made by Layton & Leech, in the parish area of All Saints, located close to the boundary line with St Edward and nine rows to the east of the western path just before it bends eastward. (The broken cross lying within the kerb stones is not part of the monument.)


‘In loving memory of Ellen Margaret Earl
who died Nov 9th 1939 aged 68 years.’

‘Also of her husband George Earl
who died Jan 31st 1950 aged 80 years.’
“Peace perfect peace”

[kerb stones:]
‘Also in memory of Pte Frederick George Earl
killed in action in France May 13th 1918 aged 19 years.’

Ellen Margaret Earl  (née Coe) (16 December 1871 – 9 November 1939)

Ellen was born in Cherry Hinton and was baptised on 7 January 1872.  She was the daughter of  Charles and Emily and her father was a platelayer on the railway.   Aged 17 Ada was working as a housemaid at Robert Sayle’s shop on St. Andrew Street. She married George Early in 1896 and the couple had at least seven children: Frederick George (1898-1918), Charles Henry (1900-1951), Harry (1903-1978), Ada Elizabeth (1905-1985), Ellen Margaret (1907-1972), Jack (1910-1988) and Sidney Norman (1914-1977).  The couple lived at 84 Gwydir Street and George worked as a wood machinist for a builder.  Ellen died at home and was buried at Mill road Cemetery on 13 November.

George Earl (2 March 1969 – 31 January 1950)

George was born in Wisbech and baptised at St. Peter’s Church on 6 March 1869. He was the son of Henry and Elizabeth (née Bowles) and aged 22 was working as a sawyer. George was still living  a t 84 Gwydir Street in 1945 and died in 1950.

Private Frederick George Earl (1898- 13 May 1918) –  WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Frederick was the eldest son of Ellen and George and died in action aged 19. He served with the 8th Yeoman Cycle Brigade and then with the 6th Battalion, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment.

War Graves Photographic Project


By Ian Bent with further information by Claire Martinsen

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Ellen Margaret Earl; Frederick George Earl; George Earl