CFHS code : HT201

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : TTDMO my darling husband EDGAR FRANK LEE d 7 Jan 1920 aged 32

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

Edgar Frank Lee (1887 – 7 January 1920)

Edgar was born in Rickmansworth and was the eldest son of Alexander Richard Lee (1861-1949) and Miriam Elizabeth (née Small)(1859-1931) . The family had moved to live in Bourn by at least 1891 and he grew up on the High Street where Alexander ran a grocery shop. He attended Bourn village school and in 1903 was awarded a scholarship covering half fees to the Cambridge and County School for Boys.  Edgar joined the Post Office in 1904 and moved to Cambridge where he lodged at 96 Regent Street with  a Miss Brazier. He married Annie Macer  (1884-1966) on 12 October 1915 and served as a Sapper with the Royal Engineers Signal Department from 1916 until his discharge from the army in January 1919.  He was discharged from Colchester Military Hospital as unfit to serve due to pre-existing heart issues. Documentation showed that he had an enlarged heart and was expriencing palpatations and giddiness. Edgar and Annie  lived at 67 Cherry Hinton Road, and he worked as a Post Office clerk after leaving the army.  He died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and his funeral took place on 12 January 1920.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Edgar Frank Lee