CFHS code : AL58

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of CYRIL EDGAR youngest son of C W & ALICE BALDREY who was killed in action at Villas Bretonneaux France April 24 1918 aged 19 RIP also of ALICE beloved wife of C W BALDREY who departed this life April 25 1933 aged 77 also of CHARLES WILLIAM BALDREY d February 7 1935 aged 78

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.20171, 0.1371628 – click here for location

Baldrey grave
Baldrey headstone


This headstone with kerb stones, in the parish area of St Andrew the Less, is located at the far north end of the cemetery, close to the Norfolk Street gate, eight rows back to the left of the path. The stonemason’s mark reads ‘ Ivett & Reed‘.


‘In loving memory of Cyril Edgar
youngest son of C. W. & Alice Baldrey
who was killed in action at Villas Bretonneaux [sic] France
April 24 1918 aged 19 years R. I. P.’
“Sever’d only till he come.”

‘Also of Alice beloved wife of C. W. Baldrey
who departed this life April 25 1933 aged 77 years’
“At rest, peace at the last”

‘Also of Charles William Baldrey
who died February 7 1935 aged 78 years. R.I.P.’

Cyril Edgar Baldrey (1898–1918)WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Cyril Edgar Baldrey was born in 1898 in Cambridge. He was the youngest of the eleven children of Charles William and Alice Baldrey (née Brown). Cyril was killed in action at Villers-Bretonneux (Somme, northern France) on 24 April 1918, aged 19.

Charles William Baldrey (1857–1935)

Charles was born in 1857 in Cambridge. He was the natural born son of Mary Ann Baldrey. He grew up with his mother in the house of his maternal grandmother, Ruth Baldrey (née Neale), at 20 Brandon Place and later 18 Norfolk Terrace, Cambridge. Both his grandmother and his mother were employed as laundresses. By the age of 14 Charles was working as an errand boy before becoming a coal merchant’s clerk and finally a municipal clerk. Charles married Alice Brown in 1884 in Cambridge. They initially lived at 16 Norfolk Terrace before moving to 4 Sleaford Street, 16 Milford Street and finally 13 Gwydir Street, all in the Petersfield area of Cambridge. Charles and Alice had eleven children of whom nine survived infancy. Charles died on 7 February 1935 in Cambridge.

Alice Baldrey (née Brown) (c 1856–1933)

Alice was born in about 1856 in Cambridge. She was the eighth of the nine children of William Brown and Mary Brown (née Argent). Her father was a lawyer and he and his family resided at Caroline Place, Presses Garden, Cambridge. Alice died on 25 April 1933 in Cambridge.

War Graves Photographic Project
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales National Probate Calendar, 1858–1966

By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent

Alice Baldrey; Charles William Baldrey; Cyril Edgar Baldrey