click here for locationCFHS code : AG100

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of a beloved wife and mother CAROLINE THOMPSON d June 28th 1928 aged 54 also WALTER (BASIL) H J THOMPSON d Jan 24th 1934 aged 36

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202822, 0.13704252 –

Thompson kerb stones January 2019


Taking the east/west path from the centre circle the kerbstones are roughly 5 rows to the west and 1 to the south & clearly visible from the path. The stones & inscription are in good order.


Sacred to the Memory of

a beloved wife and mother CAROLINE THOMPSON who died June 28th 1928 aged 54 years

Also WALTER (BASIL) H J  THOMPSON who died  Jan 24th 1934 aged 36 years

“Sleep on Beloved”

Caroline Thompson [nee Saggars] (1873 – 28 June 1928)

Caroline was born in Cambridge and was the daughter of William and Eliza Saggars.  Her father was a general dealer and she grew up at 7 St Matthews Court [1881] and later after her father died at 16 Norfolk Street [1891].  Her widowed mother Eliza was working as a college bedmaker in 1891.

She married William Henry Thompson in 1896 and they had two children:  Gertrude May [1896-1942] and Walter Henry Jack [1897-1934].

William was a waiter at a Cambridge college, and they lived at 17 Earl Street.  Caroline died in 1928.

William Thompson died in Cambridge in 1941.

Walter (Basil) Henry Jack  Thompson (1897 – 24 January 1934)

Basil was the only son of William and Caroline Thompson.  He grew up at 17 Earl Street, and married Ada Emily Collins in 1921.  They had two children:  Pauline Barbara [1921-1996] and Jean Elizabeth [1923-1980].

He died at Addenbrookes Hospital aged 37 years old, and at the time of his death was living at Norwich House, 65 Panton Street.

His widow Ada Thompson continued to live at 65 Panton Street and died there in 1990 aged  90 years old.


by Claire Martinsen

Caroline Thompson; Walter (Basil) Henry Jack Thompson