CFHS code : CL24a (this monument was listed as MC58 by CFHS as it is on the border of the parish)

Parish : St Clements

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of ERNEST GREEN d Oct 26 1914 aged 34 ARTHUR VICTOR BRUCE d April 13 1940 aged 48

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder (broken)

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202548, 0.13776112 – click here for location

Green grave
Green monument



We have not been able to check the inscription

Relationship: First husband, second husband

Ernest Green (1880 – 26 October  1914)

Ernest was the son of Robert and Mary (née Hand) Green and was born in  Grantham.  He was living at home aged 21 and documented as living on his own means.  He married Lillian Edith Anne Apthorpe (1890-1971) in Cambridge in 1909 and they had two daughters: Lilian May (1910-1949) and Phyllis Vera (1911-1984). Ernest worked as a publican and ran the Mitre pub with his father.  He died at the Mitre aged 34 years old.

Arthur Victor Bruce  (22 January 1893 – 13 April 1940)

Arthur was the son of Stephen and Ellen (née Marshall) and grew up on Leeke Street, off Newmarket Road.  Stephen Bruce  was a coal dealer and aged 18 Arthur was working as a milk deliverer.  He served as a gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery in the First World War and married Annie Mary Gurner (1893-1969) on 21 April 1917 at the Cambridge Register Office.  By September Annie had started an affair with Harry Nightingale and Arthur filed for divorce in August 1918. The Decree Nisi was granted on 7 March 1919 and  Annie married Harry Nightingale in 1924.

There were three sons:  Victor John (1917-1989), Henry Bernard (1919-1919) and Leslie (1920-1987), all of whom had the surname Bruce, but it is not known whether Arthur was the father of all three.  Arthur married Lilian Green (née Apthorpe) in 1921 and they lived at 5 Laburnum Close and then 117 Union Lane.  By 1939 he was documented as being an incapacitated painter, and died at home aged 47 years old.



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Arthur Victor Bruce; Ernest Green