CFHS code : HT477

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : headstone In Loving Memory of our dear daughter BETTY OLIVE HARRIS d March 5th 1947 aged 14 years 11 months also EDWARD WILLIAM HARRIS d August 6th 1961 aged 65

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder/Ground slab

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The headstone in 2016


This headstone & kerbs are located in the south east corner of the cemetery in the parish of Holy Trinity. It is to the west of the east path just before  the bend to become the south path. This photo was taken from a larger one and the area is now overgrown.


In Loving Memory of our dear daughter BETTY OLIVE HARRIS who passed away  March 5th 1947 aged 14 years 11 months

“Her life was a beautiful memory
Her death a silent grief
……. God’s beautiful garden
……. and perfect peace”

Also EDWARD WILLIAM HARRIS who died August 6th 1961 aged 65

Betty Olive Harris (30 April 1932 – 5 March 1947)

Betty was the youngest daughter of Ted and Lily Wilson and died just before her 15th birthday.

Edward  (Ted) William Wilson  Harris (13 January 1896 – 6 August  1961)

Born in Edmonton, Ted was the son of Edward and Alice. His father was a carpenter and Ted grew up in Enfield. By the age of 15 he was documented as working at home before enlisting with the Royal West Kent Regiment (Queen’s Own) in the 1st World War.  He was promoted from Private to Lance Corporal, but had an accident in the War where he lost a hand, and thereafter wore a hook in its place.

Ted marride Lily Rose Winch-Furness (1897-1988) at St. Andrew’s Church, Enfield on 1 April 1918 and they had four children:  Evelyn Rose (1920-1998), Barbara B (1922-), Peter Edward (1927-2007) and Betty.  Although both Ted and Lily were from Edmonton, they settled in Cambridge where all four of their children were born. They lived at 32 Cavendish Road (1939) and 128 Sedgwick Street and Ted worked as  buffer cleaner for L.N.E.R.  He died aged 65 years old at the Baron Hospital, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire.



by Claire Martinsen

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Betty Olive Harris; Edward William Harris