CFHS code : MG224

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : headstone To the Memory of my dear husband PERCY WILLIAM GOODMAN d Nov 3rd 1944 aged 67 flowerholder Dear Dad

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202129, 0.13756539 – click here for location

The Goodman headstone is covered by ivy but appears to be intact.
Goodman headstone


The Goodman headstone is covered by ivy but appears to be intact.


Percy William Goodman (27 December 1873 – 3 November 1944)

Percy was born in Cambridge and lived at Cambridge Place. In May 1895 he was working for a Mr Nuttall and was involved in a serious road accident when a horse he was walking  ran away up Mill Road and along side Parker’s Piece. Percy was said to have caught hold of and stuck to its head. He was able to keep up with the horse  for quite a distance, but at some point leapt on top of the horses head in order to bring it down.  Percy suffered a serious accident when the horse and cart came down on him and a wheel was pressed on his chest.  He was taken to Addenbrooke’s hospital in a critical condition.

He recovered sufficiently to marry Emma Pilsworth (1874-) in 1896.  The couple had six children: William (1897-), Frederick (1899-), Albert (1900-1918), May (1901-1901), Percy (1902-1950) and Norah (1906-1998).  in 1901 the family were living at 19 Covent Garden and Percy was working as a railway porter.  By 1911 they had moved to 55 Cambridge Place and he was working as a general labourer.  by 1925  Percy and Emma were living at 34 Norwich Street with their son Percy and on the 1939  Register he was described as a retired GPO linesman.  He died aged 67 years old.



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Percy William Goodman