CFHS code : AL72a

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : also his wife ANNIE FRANCIS WORBOYS d Feb 14 1936 aged 57

Monument : Kerb stones (headstone missing)

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Sidney James Worboys (1881 – 22 December 1923)

Sidney was the son of Benjamin and Mary Ann Worboys, and grandson of Benjamin and Ann Worboys.  He was part of the famous Worboys brewery scion, who brewed beer within the city for many years. He was born in Cambridge and grew up at 92 Fitzroy Street where his father was a brewer and cooper.  In January 1901 he sailed for South Africa to join General Baden-Powell’s Mounted Constabulary.  A large send-off party was held by the Cambridge 99 Rowing Club at the Prince of Wales Hotel on 15 January in his honour.  He was a talented oarsman and founder member of the Cambridge 99 Rowing Club.  The multi-talented Sidney even did a recitation at  his own send-off, which featured a large number of songs and musical solos. The Cambridge Daily News reported that ‘the gathering was very enthusiastic and the guest of the evening will go away with the feeling that he has the good-will and best wishes of many friends’.  There were many speeches in honour of him on the night, where were dutifully reported upon. The Chairman of the 99 Rowing Club said ‘they knew where ever he (Sidney) might go and whatever circumstances might arise, Mr Worboys would be a credit to Cambridge’.

Sidney’s career as a mounted soldier was not long lived. He married Annie Argue in Rathdown, Dublin in March 1907 and returned to live in Cambridge. They had two children: Eileen Mabel (1907-1999) and Sidney Herbert (1909-1951).  The couple ran the Coopers Arms at 46 City Road, which Sidney’s uncle Robert Worboys had run previously.  Sidney died at the Coopers Arms aged 42 years old.


Annie Francis Worboys (née Argue) (24 July 1878 – 14 February 1936)

Annie was the daughter of William and Sarah Argue.  She was born in Kingstown in Dublin and married Sidney Worboys in Dublin when she was 28 years old.

After being widowed she moved to live at 161 Gwydir Street, and died at  Addenbrookes Hospital aged 57 years old.





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Annie Francis Worboys; Sidney James Worboys