CFHS code : HT316

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of WILLIAM ARTHUR ELLIS [the dearly beloved husband of ELLEN ELLIS] d July 17 1927 aged 36

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



William Arthur Ellis (31 July 1890 – 17 July 1927)

William was the son of Charles and Susan (née Scarr) and grew up at 12 Clarendon Street  (1891), 32 City Road (1901) and 29 Mill Road (1911).  Charles Ellis worked in a china shop and aged 20 William was working for a building company as a carpenter and joiner.  William served in the R.A.F. in the 1st World War and enlisted in April 1916. He married Ellen (known as Nellie) Pilgrim (1889-1968) in 1917 and they had at least one son: Donald W (1928-). They lived at 31 Grafton Street and he died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 36 years old. His funeral took place on 20 July 1927.

William’s parents in law Owen and Maria Pilgrim are also buried at Mill Road Cemetery.



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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William Arthur Ellis