CFHS code : HT343

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HORACE WILFRED LAWN d Feb 12 1935 aged 59 also his beloved wife AGNES JANE d Sep 14 1939 aged 62

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Located to the north of the south path just before it bends to the north. this is one of a set of four family monuments in a row, all of which are hidden by ivy and bramble. We have not been able to check the inscription or take a photograph.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of HORACE WILFRED LAWN d Feb 12 1935 aged 59

Also his beloved wife AGNES JANE d Sep 14 1939 aged 62

Horace Wilfred Lawn (1875 – 12 February 1935)

Horace was the son of Samuel and Mary Ann Lawn and was born and brought up in King Street, Cambridge. He followed his father and became a blacksmith but later worked as a cycle repairer, working for F.W. Lawrence Cycle Shop.  He married Agnes Smith on July 4th 1898 in Litlington.  They had four children Adeline Agnes (1899-1975), Horace Charles Branch (1904-1966), Ronald Godfrey Wilfred (1912-1993) and Rita Mary Ann (1920-). The family lived at 77, and later 79 King Street.

Horace enlisted into the army on 7th September 1915, and served in the Army Service Corps [Mechanical Transport]. When he died in Addenbrookes hospital,  he was living at 79 King Street, Cambridge.

Agnes Jane Lawn [nee Smith] (1877 – 14 September 1939)

Agnes was born in Litlington. She was the daughter of Charles and Jane Smith, and her father worked as a general dealer. She married Horace Lawn when she was 21 years old. After being widowed she continued to live at 79 King Street and died there aged 62 years old. She was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 18th September 1939.

[If you have any further information about this family, please contact us at Friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com]

by Mary Naylor

Sources
CFHS Transcripts of parish and census records

Agnes Jane Lawn; Horace Wilfred Lawn