CFHS code : AL306

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : HENRY FRANK KING d March 18 [1917] aged 46 HERBERT WILSON who fell in action in France Aug 4th 1916 aged 24

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information, amended, from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203255 0.13845362 – click here for location

Wilson grave
Wilson headstone

Monument

Headstone with kerb stones, in the parish area of St Andrew the Less, located just west of the eastern path, where the path curves south of the industrial building. CFHS records the presence of a flowerholder, but that is no longer there. At the foot of the grave is a circular stone, 12 inches in diameter, with the insignia “Ihs” (= Jhesus) in Gothic lettering.

Wilson inscription
Wilson inscription

Inscription

‘In loving memory of
Henry Frank King
who died March 18 1917 aged 46 years’

‘Herbert Wilson
who fell in action in France Aug 4th 1916 aged 24’

 

Relationship: Henry Frank King was the father-in-law of Herbert Wilson.

Henry Frank King (1870‒1917)

Henry Frank King was probably the Cornelius Henry Franklin King who was born on 5 June 1870, son of Cornelius King, compositor, and Mary Maria King, of St Saviour’s Terrace, Northgate Street, Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk. (Cornelius’s father, John, was from Suffolk, and his mother, Mary, from Essex.) By 1871, Cornelius and Mary had moved to Cambridge and were living on Gwydir Street (Petersfield) with one child: Cornelius Henry Franklin. By 1881 the couple had moved to Searle Street (Chesterton) and had four further children: Gascoine (c.1873‒), Herbert F (c.1875‒), Elizabeth M (c.1876‒) and Bertie C (c.1879‒).

Henry Frank seems never to have been known as “Cornelius”, but variously as “Henry” and “Frank”. In 1891, he married Annie Juby (c.1872‒), daughter of Henry and Mary Juby, and was living with his parents-in-law at 12 Trinity Place (off King Street), Cambridge. By trade, he was a wood turner. In 1901 and 1911 Henry Frank and Annie were living at 89 York Street (Petersfield) and had had six children: Mabel (Mary) (c.1893‒), Alice (c.1898‒), Percy (c.1900‒), Winifred (c.1903‒), Harold (c.1905‒), and one other who had died young. Between 1901 and 1911 Henry Frank moved to work as a carpenter for the railway.

Mabel Mary married Herbert Wilson in April/June 1915 in Cambridge. Henry Frank died on 18 March 1917, only 46 years of age, and was buried in the St Andrew the Less parish area of Mill Road Cemetery.

[If you know anything further about Henry Frank King, please contact us with the information at friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com.]

Herbert Wilson (1892‒1916)  -WW1 soldier – see Life story

Herbert Wilson was born during the summer of 1892 in Cambridge, the son of Edward G Wilson, mineral water carman, and Margaret Wilson, of 34 Gwydir Street (Petersfield), Cambridge, later of 21 Caroline Place, East Road (between Broad Street and Norfolk Street, long demolished), Cambridge.

Herbert married Mabel Mary King of 89 York Street (Petersfield), Cambridge in April/June 1915 in Cambridge. This must have been while he was home on leave from war service, because he was Private (G/9888) in A Company, 6th Batallion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). A little over a year after the marriage, Herbert was killed at the battle of the Somme on 4 August 1916 at the age of 24.

[If you know anything further about Herbert Wilson, and about what happened to Mabel Mary after being widowed, please contact us with the information at friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com.]

Sources:
War Graves Photographic Project
English census reports 1861‒1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837‒1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837‒1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837‒1915

By Ian Bent

Henry Frank King; Herbert Wilson