CFHS code : BE95

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : In Memory of CHARLES EDMUND MANNOUCH d Jan 14 1905 age 31 also MARY ANN HODGES d Apr 14 1921 age 45 also WILLIAM HENRY HODGES d Jan 8 1961 age 91

Monument : Slab/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Mannouch and Hodges kerb stones January 2020


Located 4 rows east of the west path just past the large fir tree. We were only able to check half the the kerbs which appear to be intact but many of the metal letters are missing.


In Memory of CHARLES EDMUND MANNOUCH d Jan 14 1905 age 31

Also MARY ANN HODGES who died  April 14 1921 age 45 years

Also WILLIAM HENRY HODGES d Jan 8 1961 age 91

“Peace Perfect Peace”

Relationship: Husband, wife and brother-in-law

Charles Edmund Mannouch (1873 – 14 January  1905)

Charles was born in Faversham, Kent and was the son of William and Frances.  He was baptised on 8 April  1873. William worked as a labourer in a gunpowder factory and Charles grew up at St. John’s Road in Faversham.  Aged 18 he was working in the same factory as his father, before marrying Annie Hodges (1876-) in 1897.

They appear to have moved to live in Cambridge soon after the marriage as both of their children were born in the town:  Charles William (1900-1981) and Esther Millie (1905-1992).  In 1901 they were living at 150 Mill Road and Charles was documented as being a fitter’s assistant working for Great Eastern Railway.

Charles died in Addenbrookes Hospital as a result of a work acident on 5 January. and an inquest into his death was held at the Hospital on 16 January. The Cambridge Independent Press reported ‘William Edward Coe, fitter’s apprentice on the G.E.R. said that ..he and deceased were taking a piston out of an engine.  Witness was at one end of the cylinder and the deceased at the other. Deceased was pushing the piston out and witness called out that he had pushed it far enough.  Deceased did not hear, and gave the rod another push.  It slipped, and jammed deceased’s finger.  John Welham, foreman fitters….said that the deceased told him he had been advised to have one of his fingers amputated but he refused.  Witness told him he was foolish, but decreased replied that he did not want to loose a finger. Philip Panton, house surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital said the deceased came into the Hospital on the 11th. He was suffering from tetaus and though his finger was amputated he did not recover.  The jury returned a verdict of ‘Accidental Death’.’

His daughter Esther was born two days after his death and  his widow Annie returned to live in Essex.  In 1911 she was living in Southend on Sea with her sister and brother in law and was assisting him in his bathchair business.

Mary Ann Hodges (née Southgate) (3 April 1876 – 14 April 1921)

Mary was born on the Isle of Sheppey and was the daughter of William and Mary Ann (née Fisher). Her father was an agricultural labourer, and she grew up at New Hook Cottages in Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey. She married William Hodges, on Christmas Eve 1898 at Minster on Sea, Isle of Sheppey and the couple moved to live in Cambridge where William worked as a stores labourer at the railway depot.  They lived at 140 Mill Road and  had two daughters:  Gladys Mary (1900-1984) and Mabel Lillian (1901-1948). Mary Ann died in Addenbrookes Hospital.

William Henry Hodges (26 July 1869 – 8 January  1961)

William was the son of William and Mary Ann (née Fisher) and was born in Harty, on the Isle of Sheppey. He was baptised there on 5 September 1869 and his father worked as a farm bailiff and later as a shepherd. Aged 22 he was lodging in Lancashire and working as an excavator and married Mary Southgate when he  was 29 years old.

He married for a second time in 1924 to Edith Lizzie Davis (1873-1960) and lived at her home at 27 Ross Street. By 1939 he had retired and died at Chesterton Hospital aged 91 years old.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Mary Ann Hodges; William Henry Hodges; Charles Edmund Mannouch
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