CFHS code : HT231

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of HENRY JOHN MODEN who was killed 24 Sept 1938 aged 67 also MARTHA LOUISA MODEN d 24 Dec 1946 aged 77

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Moden monument February 2017


The kerb stones are intact and the lettering clear, although partially obscured, on this monument, which is located three rows south of the south path.


Sacred to the Memory of HENRY JOHN MODEN
who was killed 24 Sept 1938 aged 67

died December 24th 1946 aged 77

Henry John Moden (1871 – 24 September 1938)

Henry was the son of baker Robert Moden and Emma (née Reynolds), brother of Ellen.  He grew up at 16 & 17 City Road (1881) and 19 Mill Road (1891).  Aged 19 Henry was working as a cook’s apprentice and later worked as a cook. He married Louisa Ince in 1895 and they lived at 2 Ross Street (1901), 5 & 6 Market Street (1911) and then 22 Warkworth Street.  In 1901 Henry was a college cook, and in 1911 was working at the Lion Hotel as chef. He died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 67 years old, although the emotive words  ‘killed’ might suggest that his death was unexpected.

In September 1939 Louisa placed an ‘in memoriam’ in the Cambridge Daily News which read: ‘In loving memory of my dear husband, Henry John Moden, who was killed September 24th 1938, I miss the hand clasp, the loving smile. My heart is broken, but a little while, And we shall pass within the golden gate, God comfort me, God help me while I wait. – From his sorrowing wife’.

Martha Louisa Moden (1 June 1869 – 24 December  1946)

Known as Louisa, she was the daughter of George and Matilda Ince and was born in Sturmer, Essex.  Louisa was baptised in Sturmer on 19 June 1869, and grew up there where her father was an agricultural labourer/farmer. Louisa ran a Lodging house from 5 & 6 Market Street (1911) and after she was widowed lived by herself at 22 Warkworth Street. She died at Mill Road Infirmary.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Henry John Moden; Martha Louisa Moden