CFHS code : MG105
Parish : St Mary the Great
Inscription : In Loving Memory of my dear husband HARRY OWEN GOLDING d Nov 10th 1931 aged 57 also NELLIE GOLDING his wife b Oct 5th 1869 d Sept 13th 1965
Monument : Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202131, 0.13797523 – click here for location
Harry Owen Golding (1874 – 10 November 1931)
Harry was the son of George and Susan (née Wilkin) and grew up at 3 Milford Street (1881) and Argyle Street (1891). George Golding worked as a boiler maker for Great Eastern Railway and aged 17 Harry was working as a railway clerk. In 1892 he enlisted into the army and served as a private with the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars.
The regiment is known to have served in the Boer War and a young Winston Churchill was a 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th Hussars in 1895. In 1911 Harry was stationed at the Cavalry Barracks in Colchester. He left the army in June 1913 becoming a Chelsea pensioner and married Nellie Cullum later the same year. The couple lived at 173 Sturton Street (1918-1926 ) and then 94 Argyle Street (at least 1928 onwards). Harry died at home aged 57 years old.
Nellie Golding (née Cullum) (5 October 1869 – 13 September 1965)
Nellie was born in Marylebone, but baptised in Cambridge on 2 January 1870. She was the daughter of Sergeant-Major Octavius Cullum and Margaret (née Childerstone). In 1871 the family were living in London where Octavius was working with a voluntary force. However both her parents were from Cambridgeshireshire and by 1881 Octavius had left the army and was working as a baker in Haddenham. He then managed the Coffee Palace on Newmarket Road but fell on bad times and committed suicide in June 1884, when Nellie was 14 years old.
Nellie went into service and worked at West Road (1891), as a parlourmaid to Thomas Hyde Hill at 7 St. Peter’s Terrace (1901) and as a housemaid at Merton House. Queens Road (1911). She married Harry Golding when she was 42 years old and after she was widowed lived at 118 Mill Road (1939), 19 St Matthew’s Street (1945) and Christchurch Street (1965). She died at Chesterton Hospital in September 1965.
by Claire Martinsen
Thank you to descendant D.C. for the photo of Harry Golding
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