CFHS code : AG15
Parish : St Andrew the Great
Inscription : ELLEN (NELLIE) JOLLEY d Jan 2nd 1916 aged 59 Sec Lieut JACK JOLLEY killed in action in France Oct 13 1915 aged 20 EMMELINE JOLLEY d September 3rd 1940 aged 70 daughter
Monument : Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202703 0.13719776 – click here for location
Set of kerb stones in the parish area of St Andrew the Great, located on the southwest periphery of the centre circle.
‘Ellen (Nellie) Jolley died Jan 2nd 1916 aged 59 years.’
‘Sec. Lieut. Jack Jolley,
killed in action in France Oct 13 [sic] 1915 aged 20’
“In the great world above, world of larger love,
God has some grand employment for his son.”
‘Emmeline Jolley, died September 3rd 1940 aged 70 years’
“Daughter I say unto thee arise.”
John Andrew Benjamin Jolley (1895–1915) – WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page
John was born on 12 August 1895 in Aughnacloy, Tyrone, Ireland. He was one of at least five children born to John Thomas Jolley and Harriet Elizabeth Jolley (née Graham). He was known as Jack. Jack was educated at Miss Fairbanks’ School and the Perse School, Cambridge, where he was admitted on 15 September 1904. His father was an assistant schoolmaster based in Halifax, Yorkshire but maintained his links to his family in Cambridge. His mother was born in Hanover Square in London. She died in 1905 in Halifax, but by this time Jack was already living with his unmarried aunts in Cambridge as he was a student at The Perse School. It appears that his four siblings remained in Yorkshire with their parents. In 1908 Jack’s father remarried to a Jessie Louisa Banham in Cambridge but the couple returned to Yorkshire. Jack enlisted as 2nd Lieutenant (T) in the 7th Battalion attached to the 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. He died on 11 October 1915 at the Battle of Loos. He was entitled to the 1914–1915 Star, the Victory medal and the British War medal.
Ellen Jolley (c. 1856–1916)
Ellen was born in about 1856 in Cambridge. She was one of at least eight children born to Benjamin Jolley and Frances Caroline Jolley (née Charles). She was known as Nellie. Her father was a general dealer and furniture broker. He brought up his family at Ely Road; 32 Magdalen Street; and then Rathmore, Hills Road, Cambridge. After her parents’ deaths Nellie continued living at Rathmore with two of her sisters (Mary and Emmeline) and her nephew, Jack Jolley (see above). They were able to afford a live-in cook and domestic housemaid. Ellen died on 2 January 1916 in Towercliffe, Bournemouth, Dorset, although her home address remained Rathmore.
Emmeline Jolley (c. 1869–1940)
Emmeline was born in about 1869 in Cambridge. She was one of at least eight children born to Benjamin Jolley and Frances Caroline Jolley (née Charles). After her parents’ deaths Emmeline continued living at Rathmore with two of her sisters (Mary and Nellie) and her nephew, Jack Jolley (see above). She died on 3 September 1940 in Worthing, Sussex. Her home address was Rathmore but not in Hills Road, Cambridge but at 109 Arundel Road, Littlehampton, Sussex.
War Graves Photographic Project
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916–2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1966
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914–1919
Web: International, Find a Grave Index
Pelican Roll of Honour (July 1918)
Information kindly provided by the following institution: The Perse School, Cambridge
By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent