CFHS code : AG545

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : kerbs In Loving Memory of ROBERT WHITE d June 4 1920 aged [2]2 MABEL WHITE d Nov 22 1914 aged 31 and of HAROLD WHITE who died for his country 20 July 1918 aged 37 also of ROBERT MARKING WHITE died of wounds in France July 6 1918 aged 24 groundslab: also / ILMO / DAISY ISABEL WHITE / d March 30 1943

Monument : Ground slab/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203060, 0.13683439 – click here for location

White monument

Monument

Inclined groundslab with kerb stones, in the parish area of St Andrew the Great, located five rows to the east of the western path, north of the path running to the centre circle and close to the boundary line with St Edward.

White inscription
White inscription

Inscription

[kerb stones:]
‘In loving memory of Robert White
died June 4 1920, aged [2]2 years.’
‘Mabel White died Nov 22 1914, aged 31 years.’
“At rest.”

‘And of Harold White,
who died for his country 20 July 1918 aged 37 years.’

‘Also of Robert Marking White
died of wounds in France July 6 1916 aged 24 years.’
“Thy will be done.”

[groundslab:]
‘Also in loving memory of
Daisy Isabel White died March 30 1943’
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

Robert Marking White (1892–1916)WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Robert was born in 1892 in Wood Green, Middlesex. He was the youngest of eight children born to Robert White and Ellen White (née Marking). Robert was a stationer’s assistant. He enlisted in Cambridge and rose to the rank of Sergeant (13822) in the 11th Battalion the Suffolk Regiment. He died of wounds on 6 July 1916 in France.

Robert White (1848–1920)

Robert was born on 21 November 1848 in Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire. He was one of at least seven children born to Allen White and Elizabeth White (née Barker). He was baptised on 1 April 1849 at Whittlesford. His father was a brewer and baker. The family grew up at East End and then Duxford Road, Whittlesford. Robert married Ellen Marking in 1875 in Cambridgeshire. They had eight children including: Daisy Isabel White; Harold White; Mabel White; and Robert Marking White. The family initially moved to London where they lived at 520 Holloway Road, Islington and then 17 Market Terrace, Wood Green. Robert worked as a fishmonger. Ellen worked as a greengrocer and fruiterer. The family moved back to Cambridgeshire and Robert became a publican at The Crown and Compasses in George IV Street (in New Town), Cambridge. When Robert retired he lived at 161 Victoria Road, Cambridge. He died on 2 June 1920 in Cambridge.

Daisy Isabel White (1877–1943)

Daisy was born in 1877 in Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire. She was the eldest of eight children born to Robert White and Ellen White (née Marking). She died on 30 March 1943 at The Villa, Cambridgeshire Mental Hospital, Fulbourn. Her last known address was 51 Stretton Avenue, Cambridge.

Harold White (c1881–1918)WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Harold was born in about 1881 in Holloway, London. He was the third of eight children born to Robert White and Ellen White (née Marking). He was baptised together with his younger sister, Mabel, on 10 November 1884 at St Ann’s Church, Tottenham, London. Harold was a fishmonger like his father. He married Agnes Mary Austin on 11 July 1909 at St Luke’s Church, Shepherd’s Bush, Middlesex. They both gave their address as 8 Orchard Road, which may have been an address of convenience. They had three daughters: Dorothy Ellen (1912–?); Mildred I (1915–65); and Clarice Betty (1916–96). Harold and Agnes moved to 235 Sandycombe Road, Richmond, Surrey by which time Agnes was assisting Harold with his business.

Harold enlisted in Chelsea, London as Private (260770) in the 1st County of London Yeomanry (Middlesex Duke of Cambridge Hussars) of the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line. He died on 20 July 1918 in Egypt of phthisis (pulmonary tuberculosis).

Mabel White (c1883–1914)

Mabel was born in about 1883 in Tottenham, London. She was the fourth of eight children born to Robert White and Ellen White (née Marking). Mabel was baptised together with her older brother, Harold, on 10 November 1884 at St Ann’s Church, Tottenham, London. Mabel died on 22 November 1914 in Cambridge.

Sources:
War Graves Photographic Project
www.forces-war-records.co.uk
www.ancestry.co.uk
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/CambridgeStLukes.html
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837–1915
London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754–1921
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916–2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1966
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914–1919
UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914–1921
Web: International, Find a Grave Index
Communications from Tamsin Yarnall, great granddaughter of Harold White

By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent

Daisy Isabel White; Harold White; Mabel White; Robert White; Robert Marking White