CFHS code : HS104

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Memory of MABEL BEATRICE LISTER d July 20 1908 age 22 also ARTHUR FRANK LISTER died of wounds in France d Oct 28 1916 age 25 also JULIA LISTER d April 23 1943 age 80 also ARTHUR LISTER d Nov 22 1943 age 80 also OSCAR CHARLES LISTER d March 2 1947 age 53

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202207 0.13822769 – click for location

Lister grave
Lister monument

Monument

This stone cross (broken) on plinth, with kerb stones, in the parish area of Holy Sepulchre (the Round Church) is located beside and to the west of the eastern path.

Inscription

[east:]

‘In loving memory of Mabel Beatrice Lister
died July 20th 1908 aged 22 years’
“Forever with the Lord”

‘Also Arthur Frank Lister
died of wounds in France Oct 28th 1916 aged 25 years’

[north:]

Also Julia Lister died April 23rd 1943 aged 80 years’
“At rest”

[south:]

‘Also Arthur Lister died Nov 22nd 1943 aged 80 years’
“Peace perfect peace”
‘Also Oscar Charles Lister died March 2nd 1947 aged 53 years’

Arthur Frank Lister (1891–1916)WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Arthur was born in 1891 in Cambridge. He was the fourth of five children born to Arthur Lister and Julia Avis Maud Lister (née Tuck). Arthur junior was a tailor like his father. He enlisted in Cambridge as Private (2928), 1st Battalion the Cambridgeshire Regiment. He died of wounds on 28 October 1916 at the Battle of the Somme. He was entitled to the Victory medal and the British War medal.

Arthur Lister (1863–1943)

Arthur senior was born in 1863 in March, Cambridgeshire. He was one of at least seven children born to George Lister and Sarah Lister (née Doncaster). His father was a wood sawyer. The family initially grew up in March but then moved to Cambridge where they lived at 9 Brandon Place. Arthur married Julia Avis Maud Tuck in 1885 in Cambridge. They had five children including Mabel Beatrice Lister and Arthur Frank Lister. Arthur was employed as a tailor. The family lived at 32 Grafton Street, Cambridge. He died six months after his wife on 22 November 1943 in Cambridge.

Julia Avis Maud Lister (née Tuck) (1862–1943)

Julia was born in 1862 in Cambridge. She was one of at least seven children born to Charles Tuck and his first wife, Sophia Tuck (née Brand). Julia was baptised at St Matthew’s, Cambridge on 4 September 1870 together with two of her siblings (Louisa and George). Her father worked for the railway as a fireman and then an engine driver. The family grew up at 4 Bradmore Street (off East Road), 10 Milford Street, and then 17 Stone Street (both in Sturton Town), Cambridge. Julia was a dressmaker before her marriage. She married Arthur Lister on 30 June 1885 at St Matthew’s, Cambridge. They had five children including Mabel Beatrice Lister and Arthur Frank Lister. Julia died on 23 April 1943 in Cambridge just six months before her husband.

Mabel Beatrice Lister (1885–1908)

Mabel was born in 1885 in Cambridge. She was the eldest of five children born to Arthur Lister and Julia Avis Maud Lister (née Tuck). She died on 20 July 1908 aged 22.

Oscar Charles Lister (1893–1947)

Oscar was born in 1893 in Cambridge. He was the youngest of five children born to Arthur Lister and Julia Avis Maud Lister (née Tuck). Oscar was employed as a pawnbroker’s assistant. He died on 2 March 1947 in Cambridge.

Sources:
The War Graves Photographic Project
www.forces-war-records.co.uk
www.ancestry.co.uk
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

Note: This grave was located and recorded by the Sixth-formers of the Parkside Federation, Cambridge on 14 November 2012.

By Emma Easterbrook, Mary Naylor and Ian Bent

Arthur Lister; Arthur Frank Lister; Julia Lister; Mabel Beatrice Lister; Oscar Charles Lister