CFHS code : HT96

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of AMY EMILY GATHERCOLE d May 12th 1929 aged 66 also GEORGE GATHERCOLE d Dec 12th 1929 aged 70

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Amy Emily Gathercole (née Lander) (1862 – 12 May 1929)

Amy was born in Grantchester and baptised there on 27 July 1862.  She was the eldest daughter of Henry and Harriet (née Cox) Lander and married George Gathercole in 1883. George worked as a french polisher and the couple had eleven children: George Henry (1884-1967), Leonard Herbert (1886-1915), Percy Albert (1887-), Dennis Ernest (1888-1968), Grace Amy Jane (1890-1982), Ellen Jessie (1892-1977), Amy Emily (1893-), Elsie May (1895-), Herbert Walter (1897-1918), Ivy Constance (1899-1989) and Louise Marie (1903-1975).

At least three of George and Amy’s sons served in the 1st world war. Their son Private Leonard Herbert Gathercole served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and died of dysentery aboard the H.M. hospital ship Saturnia in the Dardanelles.  Dennis Gathercole was a well known Cambridge oarsman and fought in Gallipoli also with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Youngest son Herbert Walter died of pneumonia and bronchitis on 20 November 1918, three months after his discharge from the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment.  The Gathercole family lived at 33 King Street (1891/1901) and  Manor Street (1911 onwards) where Amy died aged 66 years old.

George Gathercole (1859 – 12 December 1929)

George was born in London, the son of George and Mary Ann Gathercole. His father was a bootmaker and he grew up in Bermondsey, although both his parents were originally from Cambridge. He trained as a french polisher and in 1881 was working for furniture dealer James Bennett  at Park Street, Islington before marrying Amy Lander in 1883. He died at Manor Street a few months after his wife.



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Amy Emily Gathercole; George Gathercole