CFHS code : AG296

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : 85830 ABDR AV

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203057, 0.13648303 – click here for location

Gentry grave
Gentry CWGCC headstone

Monument
Commonwealth War Grave in the parish area of St Andrew the Great, located between the western path and the western boundary wall, just north of the path to the centre circle.

Inscription
‘85830 A/BDR
A. V. Gentry
Royal Field Artillery
19th July 1917 age 30

[regimental badge]
“Till we meet”

Albert Victor Gentry (1883-1917)

Albert Victor Gentry was born in 1883 in Cambridge, to Emily and George Gentry. He had nine siblings: Herbert P (1868), Charles H (1871), Inez E (1873), Joy E (1874), Basil (1875), Bertie (1877), Lillie E (1880), Topsy W (1881) and Ernest W (1886). The family lived on Sturton Street in 1891 and on Milford Street in 1901. By 1911, Albert had left home and was working in London as a kitchen porter. When he died, his parents were recorded as living at 129 Sturton Street, Cambridge.

He died on 19th July 1917 at the age of 30. He was an Acting Bombardier in the Royal Field Artillery, ‘B’ Battery 83rd Brigade, service number 85830.

Sources:
1891, 1901 and 1911 CensusCWGC website
BMD data

By Jo Costin and Alexander Ogunbode

Albert Victor Gentry