CFHS code : PL382

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of MARTIN RADFORD father d 30 Nov 1924 aged 54 also of CHRISTINA RADFORD mother d 16 Dec 1943 aged 77 HAROLD V M RADFORD d 17 Jul 1920 aged 2[8] also of BERT S RADFORD d 25 Sept 1924 aged 24

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Martin Radford (1870 – 30 November 1924)

Martin was the son of Martin and Mary Radford. He was born in Cambridge and grew up at 2 Frost’s Yard [1871] where his father was a coachman.  In 1881 he was living at 2 Tunwell’s Yard.  He was still living at home in April 1891 and was working as a coachman like his father.  He married Christina Harper later the same year.

Christina and Martin had at least four children: Harold Victor Martin [1892-1920], William Gilbert [1894-1969], Charles Robert [1900-1906] and Herbert S [1904-1924]. In 1901 and 1911 the family were living at 20 St Eligius Street and Martin had his own cab [a type of carriage].  By 1920 they were living at 163 Cherry Hinton Road. He died aged 54 years old, having outlived three of his four sons.


Christina Radford [nee Harper] (25 December 1865 – 16 December 1943)

Christina was born in Helhoughton in Norfolk, which is a small village 4 miles south west of Fakenham.  She was the daughter of Arthur and Emily Harper, and Arthur was the village baker.  Christina was baptised in Helhoughton on 15th November 1868.  She married Martin Radford when she was 25 years old.

In 1939 she was living with her remaining son William Gilbert and his wife Olga, at 163 Cherry Hinton Road.  She died at 16 Golding Road in 1943.


Harold Victor Martin Radford (1892 – 17 July 1920)

Harold was born in Cambridge and raised at St Eligius Street.  In 1911 he was living at home and working as an under chauffeur. He served as a Private in the Royal Army Service Corps during the 1st World War. He died of Tuberculosis at the Papworth Hosptial aged 28 years old.


Herbert S. Radford (c.1904 – 25 September 1924)

Herbert was known as Bert. He too served in the 1st World War. He died in Cambridge in 1924 aged 20 years old




Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry/newspaper archives

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Bert S. Radford; Christina Radford; Harold V.M. Radford; Martin Radford