CFHS code : AL175

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of FRANK HART ELWIN RAMC who passed peacefully away April 29th 1919 aged 45 after active service in France also of his wife FLORENCE ALICE ELWIN d 17th March 1965 aged 87

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203384, 0.13780122 – click here for location

Elwin grave
Elwin monument

Monument

Grave in the parish area of St Andrew the Less, comprising a set of kerb stones with cornerstones, the head and foot kerb stones being raised in a triangle above kerb stone level to form miniature integral headstone and footstone. It is located to the east of and beside the central path north of the centre circle, between the branch to the eastern path and the path leading to the Gwydir Street entrance.

Inscription

[head:]

‘In ever loving memory of
Frank Hart Elwin R.A.M.C.
[kerbstones:] who passed peacefully away
April 29th 1919 aged 45 years
after active service in France.’
“The strife is o’er the battle won. He sleeps in peace.”

[foot:]

‘Also of his wife Florence Alice Elwin
died 17th March 1965 aged 87 years.’

Private Frank Hart Elwin (c 1874-1919)WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Frank Hart Elwin was born in 1874 in Dover to William Hart Elwin and Catherine Emily (née Brenchley). He was baptised in Caple-le-Ferne, Kent on 24 May 1874 and the family lived in Charlton, Dover where William Elwin was a dairyman.  William died in 1885 aged 40 years and Catherine married for a second time to Frederick Tabrett. In 1911 Frank was working as a draper’s assistant in Peckham, where his future wife Florence also worked.

He was conscripted into the army on 30 May 1918 and was appointed to the Royal Army Medical Corps, working as a driver. From his conscription papers it is known he was 5ft 5″ tall.  He and Florence married in Camberwell on 30 July 1918, just before he left for the front. He died at University College Hospital, London, although his home address was given as 5 Petersfield, Cambridge. His widow received a war gratuity of £5 after his death.

Florence Alice Elwin (née Metcalfe) (1 April 1877 – 17 March 1965)

Florence was the daughter of Frederick William Metcalfe (1842-1913) and Alice Mary (née Baddams) (1850-1934). She grew up at 1 Prospect Row (1881) and 57 Hills Road (1891). Frederick Metcalfe was a printer and then ran a tobacconist shop at Hills Road. Florence worked as a draper’s assistant in Lewisham (1901) and then Peckham (1911). She married Frank Elwin when she was 41 years old and after his death continued to live at 5 Petersfield until at least 1956. She  died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 87 years old.

Source:

Ancestry

By Ian Bent with additional information by Claire Martinsen

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Florence Alice Elwin; Frank Hart Elwin