CFHS code : HS90
Parish : Holy Sepulchre
Inscription : In Loving Memory of MARY ANN beloved wife of NEWMAN RADFORD d Nov 26 1912 age 72 also son HARRY N RADFORD died at Basrah Mesopotamia July 1 1916 also FRANK SHALLOW RADFORD killed in action d 1918 also NEWMAN RADFORD husband of MARY ANN d Nov 2 1923 age 80
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones (broken)
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202244, 0.13817092 – click here for location
This headstone with kerb stones, is in the parish area of Holy Sepulchre, midway between the central path and the eastern path.
[based on the transcript by the CFHS]
‘In loving memory of Mary Ann
beloved wife of Newman Radford
died Nov 26 1912 aged 72 years’
‘Also son Harry N. Radford
died at Basrah, Mesopotamia July 1 1916’
‘Also Frank Shallow Radford
killed in action died 1918’
‘Also Newman Radford husband of Mary Ann
died Nov 2 1923 age 80 years’
Frank Shallow Radford (1885–1918) – WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page
Frank was born in 1885 in Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire. He was one of twelve children born to Newman Radford and Mary Ann Radford (née Shallow). Frank became a grocer’s apprentice. He enlisted on 1 December 1915 as Private (291452) in the Welch Regiment before becoming Private (73965) in the 2nd Battalion the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). His residence at the time was 37 Howarth Road, Gorton, Manchester. The following year he married Eva Mildred Hardcastle in 1916 in Lancashire. He was killed in action in France on 29 October 1918.
Newman Radford (1843–1923)
Newman was born in 1843 in Oakington, Cambridgeshire. He was one of at least eight children born to James Radford and Esther Radford (née Burton). His father was a butcher. Newman moved to Cambridge and initially was a lodger at 15 Mount Pleasant. At first he was employed as an agricultural labourer before following in his father’s footsteps when he became a butcher. Newman married Mary Ann Shallow in 1863 in Cambridge. They had twelve children including Harry Newman Radford and Frank Shallow Radford. The family moved around in Cambridgeshire and lived at Temple End, Great Wilbraham; Home End and then Church Street, Fulbourn; and finally a butcher’s shop at 264 Mill Road (Romsey Town), Cambridge (today it is Cutlack’s, a hardware shop). Newman died on 2 November 1923 in Cambridge. His last known address was 93 St Philip’s Road, Cambridge.
Mary Ann Radford (née Shallow) (1840–1912)
Mary was born in 1840 in Cambridge. She was one of at least seven children born to James Shallow and Elizabeth Shallow (née Barrance). Her father was a stonemason. Her mother was an ironer. The family grew up in Gloucester Street and 1 Bells Building, Castle Street, Cambridge. Mary worked as a dressmaker before her marriage. She married Newman Radford in 1863 in Cambridge. They had twelve children including Harry Newman Radford and Frank Shallow Radford. Mary died on 26 November 1912 in Cambridge.
Harry Newman Radford (1878–1916) – WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page
Harry was born in 1878 in Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire. He was one of twelve children born to Newman Radford and Mary Ann Radford (née Shallow). Harry became a butcher like his father and his paternal grandfather. Harry enlisted in Cambridge as Private (S4/140291) in the 31st Field Butchery, Royal Army Service Corps (RASC). He first served in Egypt before being sent to Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) where he died on 1 July 1916 in Basrah.
War Graves Photographic Record
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England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837–1915
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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1966
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By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent