George RCFHS code : PL322

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of SARAH REBECCA the beloved wife of GEORGE HUTCHINSON d Apr 16 1931 age 62 also of SIDNEY GEORGE her son who was killed in France 1918 also GEORGE HUTCHINSON d Feb 14 1942 aged 73 buried in Newmarket Cemetery

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202196 0.13638317 – click here for location

Hutchinson grave
Hutchinson monument


This grave, with art deco style headstone and kerb stones and with metal letters, in the parish area of St Paul, is situated thirteen rows to the east of the western path, north of the Lodge.


‘In ever loving memory of Sarah Rebecca
the beloved wife of George Hutchinson
who fell asleep April 16 1931 aged 62 years’

‘Also of Sidney George her son
who was killed in France 1918’

‘Also George Hutchinson
who died Feb 14 1942 aged 73 years
buried in Newmarket Cemetery’

Sarah Rebecca Hutchinson (née Gray) (1868-1931)

Sarah was born in 1868 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  She was the eldest of at least nine children born to Alfred Gray (1844-1917) and Adelaide Gray (née Peters) (1846-1924).  She was baptised on 1 September 1868 at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Cambridge.  In 1871 the family was living at 29 Cambridge Place, Cambridge.  Sarah’s father was working as a porter for the Great Eastern Railway.  In 1881 Sarah was living with her paternal grandmother, Sarah Drayton (formerly Gray, née Warren) (c.1813-1891) at 58 Cambridge Place.  In 1891 Sarah was working as a live-in Housekeeper for a 14 year old scholar, William Lansdell Wardle (1877-1946) at 11 Norwich Street, Cambridge.  William was a pupil at The Perse School before being educated at Caius College, and then became an eminent Primitive Methodist Minister.  The other person living at 11 Norwich Street on the night of the 1891 census was a ‘Visitor’, John Wardman Venables (1864-1945), who was a Primitive Methodist Minister.  Sarah Rebecca married George Hutchinson (1868-1942) in 1896 in Cambridge.  Sarah died on 16 April 1931 in Cambridge.

Sidney George Hutchinson (1899 – 1918)WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Sidney was born in 1899 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  He was known as ‘Sid’.  He was the second of five children born to George Hutchinson (1868-1942) and Sarah Rebecca Hutchinson (née Gray) (1868-1931).  Sid worked for a Mr G Holt of Trumpington Street, Cambridge.  He enlisted as Private 56552, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers in July 1917 and was sent to France in Easter 1918.  He was killed in action in Belgium on 28 September 1918 (not in France as detailed on his monumental inscription).  Sid was commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium.  He was also commemorated on the Cambridge Guildhall War Memorial.

George Hutchinson (1868-1942)

George was born in 1868 in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.  He was the eldest of six sons born to Joseph Hutchinson (1840-1911) and Mary Ann Hutchinson (née Rollings) (1843-1910).  In 1871 the family lived in Fosters Lane, Whittlesey.   By 1881 the family had moved to 4a Union Road, Cambridge.  George married Sarah Rebecca Gray (1868-1931) in 1896 in Cambridge.  They had five children: Lilian Adelaide (1897-1971); Sidney George (1899-1918); Albert Edward (1902-1902); Gladys Mary (1904-2001); and Harold Albert (1906-1907).  By 1901 the family was living at 32 Stockwell Street, Cambridge.  George was working as a gardener.  By 1911 George was working as a labourer at a cement works.  George died on 14 February 1942 and was buried in Newmarket Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

George’s maternal grandmother, Mary Ann Rollings (née Green) (c.1815-1899), his mother, Mary Ann Hutchinson (nee Rollings) (1843-1910), and his brother, John Hutchinson (1873-1949), are also buried in a family grave in this cemetery.

George’s brother, Robert Hutchinson (1875-1943), and his wife, Susan Jane Hutchinson (née Manning) (1874-1956), were also buried in this Cemetery.

War Graves Photographic Project

Census: 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, and 1911

England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915

England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007

Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current

UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919

By Ian Bent and Emma Easterbrook

George Hutchinson; Sarah Rebecca Hutchinson; Sidney George Hutchinson