CFHS code : HT100

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HARRY MOSS LIVERMORE b March 2nd 1891 killed in France March 1918 also WILLIAM JAMES LIVERMORE b Oct 1st 1883 d Oct 30th 1918

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.201587 0.13821255 – click here for location

Livermore grave
Livermore headstone

Monument

Decoratively carved headstone in the parish area of Holy Trinity, located near the south-east corner, against the east boundary wall.

Inscription

‘In loving memory of Harry Moss Livermore
born March 2nd 1891 killed in France March 1918’

“….. till we meet again”

‘Also William James Livermore
born Oct 1st 1883 died Oct 30th 1918’

” The [illegible] was bitter, the pain severe
To part with those we loved so dear
Their sufferings were great
Yet they did not complain
But trusted in heaven to meet us again.”

Harry Moss Livermore (1891-1918) – WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Harry was born on 2 March 1891 in March, Cambridgeshire.  He was the fifth of six children born to John Livermore (1851-1923) and Fanny Ann Livermore (nee Kitteridge) (1859-1935).  By 1891 the family were living at Cambridge Villas, Station Road, March.  By 1901 the family had moved again to 5 Thoday Street, Cambridge.  When war broke out Harry enlisted as Private 27480, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.   He was killed in France on 26 March 1918.  He is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial in France. 

PTE. H. M. LIVERMORE. – The parents of Pte. Harry Moss Livermore of the Norfolks, have received official notification from the War Office that he was missing soon after the German offensive began. 

Previous to joining up on February of last year he was employed as clerk at Messrs. Robert Sayle and Co.  He is 27 years of age.  Mr. and Mrs. Livermore have a son who has been a prisoner in Germany for two years, and two other sons are doing duty in France.

Cambridge Independent Press, Friday, 3 May 1918

 William James Livermore (1883-1918)

William was born on 1 October 1883 in Saffron Walden, Essex.  He was the second of six children born to John Livermore (1851-1923) and Fanny Ann Livermore (nee Kitteridge) (1859-1935).  He was baptised in Saffron Walden on 11 November 1883.  By 1891 the family had moved to Cambridge Villas, Station Road, March.  By 1901 the family had moved again to 5 Thoday Street, Cambridge and William was still living at home but working in a Printing Office.  He worked for the Cambridge Daily News for about twenty years.  William married Ettie A C Seaman and they had two children: William L (1913-?); and Margaret Irene (1915-1996).  On 30 October 1918 William died at 155 Mill Road, Cambridge.

 

  1. W. J. LIVERMORE

We regret to record the death of Mr. William James Livermore, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Livermore of 155, Mill-road, which took place on Wednesday at the above address.

Mr. Livermore was a linotype operator, and had been employed at the office of the “Cambridge Daily News” for upwards of 20 years.

Some two years ago a disease manifested itself and seven months ago he was compelled to cease work.  He died as stated at the age of 34 years.

Mr. Livermore was well known as a local footballer, being a prominent member of the St. Barnabas’ Football Club.  He leaves a widow and two children and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss.

Cambridge Independent Press, Friday, 1 November 1918

 

FUNERAL OF MR. W. J. LIVERMORE- The funeral took place at Mill-road Cemetery yesterday (Monday) afternoon of Mr. William James Livermore, who passed away on October 30th at 155, Mill-road.  A service was held at St. Philip’s Church, when the Rev. C. Howard (Vicar) officiated, and spoke some very helpful and encouraging words to the bereaved family.  The chief mourners were Mrs. W. Livermore (widow), Master Livermore (son), Mrs. J. Livermore (mother), Mr. H. Livermore (brother), and Mrs. Stalley.  The staff of the “Cambridge Daily News,” upon which Mr. Livermore was employed for about 20 years, was represented by Mr. R. Cleaver (overseer).  The coffin, which was of polished elm with brass fittings, bore the inscription: “William James Livermore born October 1st, 1183, died October 30th, 1918.”  Wreaths were received from: His sorrowing wife and two children; Mr. and Mrs. J. Livermore (father and mother); Leonard, Harry, and Ernest (brothers); Mr. and Mrs. H. Livermore (brother and sister-in-law); Mr. and Mrs. Perry (brother-in-law and sister); From his sisters-in-law, Southwold; Mr. and MRs. Goodey and cousins (Dalston); From the staff of the “Cambridge Daily News”; Mr. and Mrs. Dimmock; Mr. and Mrs. Linsey; and Mr. and Mrs. Green and daughters (friends). – Mr. and Mrs. J. Livermore and Mrs W. J. Livermore wish to thank all kind friends for their sympathy in their bereavement.

Cambridge Daily News, Tuesday, 5 November 1918

Sources:
War Graves Photographic Project

England and Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915

England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Essex, England, Select Church of England Parish Registers, 1518-1960

England and Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919

England census: 1891, 1901 and 1911

Cambridge Independent Press, Friday, 3 May 1918

Cambridge Independent Press, Friday, 1 November 1918

Cambridge Daily News, Tuesday, 5 November 1918

By Ian Bent and Emma Easterbrook

Harry Moss Livermore; William James Livermore