CFHS code : AG505

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : also In Loving Memory of LOUISE ETHEL LINCOLN d April 11th 1923 aged 39

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey


Family members visiting the monuments in the 1980s

Roughly 12 rows west of the centre circle where it becomes the central path.


Louise Ethel Lincoln (1884 – 11 April 1923)

Louise was the daughter of James and Emma (née Ayres) Lincoln and grew up at 35 Sturton Street, where her father was a woodcarver.  By the age of 16 she was a pupil teacher at St. Barnabas and received a second class for her first year exams in religious knowledge.  For her third year exams  in 1903 she received a third class result for religious knowledge, and a certificate for ‘church history’.

Bramblewood Sanitorium

By 1911 Louise was living with her sister Agnes and her family at 48 Montague Road, and working for Cambridge Borough Council as a certified assistant teacher.  She later went to live at 70 Timson Road, but caught tuberculosis and died tragically at the Bramblewood Sanitorium near Holt in Norfolk aged 39. Bramblewood was a private TB clinic for female patients.  Its situation near the sea surrounded by pine trees and remote location was thought ideal for the highly infectious TB which swept across the UK at the time.



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