CFHS code : PL8

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JAMES FURNISS b Feb 21 1853 d April 2 1916 also of HERBERT (BERT) son of the above b April 26 1888 killed in action Sep 7 1918 also of EDWIN son of the above b Aug 23 1879 d Oct 4 1886 also ROSA FANNY beloved wife of the above d Feb 19 1938 aged 85

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

 Lat Lon : 52.201781, 0.13696327 – click here for location

Furniss headstone February 2017

Monument

Headstone in Gothic-arch shape, with pillar and capital at each side, in the parish area of St Paul, to the south side of the southern path at the point where it meets the central path. The headstone was made by Ivett & Reed.

Inscription

‘In loving memory of James Furniss
born Feb 21 1853 died April 2 1916’

‘Also of Herbert (Bert) son of the above
born April 26 1888 killed in action Sept 7 1918’

‘Also of Edwin son of the above
born Aug 23 1879 died Oct 4 1886’
“Thy will be done.”

‘Also Rosa Fanny beloved wife of the above
died Feb 19 1938 aged 85 years.’

“Peace Perfect Peace”

James Furniss (1853-1916)

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Herbert (Bert) Furniss (1888-1918)WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Herbert Furniss was born on 26 April 1888 to James Furniss and Rosa F. Furniss (nee Hicks.) His parents had been born in Leeds, but moved to Cambridge, where his father worked as a commercial traveller. Herbert had five siblings: Lillie born 1874, May born 1885, Rosa born 1887, Arthur born 1892 and Dorothy born 1894. By 1911, his parents had moved to Cherry Hinton. However, Herbert had by now left home, and was living and working in Chichester, Essex, where he was an assistant in a gentleman’s outfitter.

On 8  September 1918, Herbert died in action in Flanders.

Edwin Furniss (1879-1886)

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Rosa Fanny Furniss (d 1938)

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Source:
War Grave Photographic Project (which gives 8 Sept 1918 as the death date)

By Ian Bent

Edwin Furniss; Herbert (Bert) Furniss; James Furniss; Rosa Fanny Furniss