CFHS code : MG230

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of LILY PHILLIPS d March 17th 1923 aged 45 also her son REGINALD GODFREY PHILLIPS d Apr 11 1935 aged 23

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202158, 0.13749357 – click here for location

The kerbstones in February 2016.

Monument

This set of kerbs located in the parish area of Mary the Great is 8 rows east of the central path and 5 plots north of the parish boundary. One kerb has separated from a corner post and some of the metal letters in the inscriptions are missing.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of LILY PHILLIPS  who died March 17th 1923 aged 45 years

Also her son REGINALD GODFREY PHILLIPS died April 11 1935 aged 23 years

Lily Phillips (née Godfrey) (1876 – 17 March 1923)

Lily was the daughter of Walter and Susan (née Benton). She was born in Burton on Trent but grew up in Cambridge where Walter worked as a carpenter. She lived at 9 Eastern Street (1881) and Argyle Cottage, 1 Argyle Street (1891) before marrying railway clerk Thomas Martin Phillips (1874-1944) in 1900.  They lived at 7 Argyle Street,  160 Mill Road, then 126 Mill Road and are believed to have had just one son: Reginald Godfrey (1912-1935). Lily died at 126 Mill Road.

Thomas Phillips married Mabel Clarissa Edwards (1877-1956 ) in 1932.  He died at 1 Hauxton Road in March 1944.

Reginald Godfrey Phillips (1912 – 11 April 1935)

Reginald died at 1 Hauxton Road aged 23 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

CFHS transcriptions of parish & grave records

by Claire Martinsen

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Lily Phillips; Reginald Godfrey Phillips