CFHS code : CL79

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Loving Memory of SIDNEY WILLIAM WILSON b August 17th 1878 d November 26th 1931 also BEATRICE his wife b November 5th 1880 d February 9th 1938

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Sidney William Wilson (17 August 1878 – 26 November 1931)

Sidney was the son of James and Elizabeth Wilson.  He grew up at 5 Benet Street, and by the time he was 23 [1901] he was working as a bookbinder like his father.  He married Beatrice Whitmore in West Ham in 1906.  Sidney and Beatrice had at least three children: Doris [1908-], James Sidney [1910-1990] and Gladys Ellen [1913-].  In 1911 the family were living at 99 Chesterton Road, and Sidney’s profession was documented as a bookbinder, who employed others in his business.

Sidney served as a corporal in the Royal Field Artillery in the 1st World War and was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal in 1920.  After the war the family returned to live at 5 Benet Street, and he died there in November 1931 aged 53 years old.

Beatrice Wilson [nee Whitmore] (5 November 1880 – 9 February 1938)

Beatrice was born in Great Shelford, and was the daughter of Charles and Mary Ann Whitmore.  Her father was a master wheelwright and part-time beer seller.  Aged 21 years old she was living in Woodford in Essex and was the domestic nurse to William and Beatrice Rogers and their 2 year old son Cecil.  She married Sidney Wilson aged 25 years old.  She died in 1938 at her home at 50 Cherry Hinton Road.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry/newspaper archives

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Beatrice Wilson; Sidney William Wilson