CFHS code : HT103

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of my dear husband FREDERICK JAMES MOLT d August 21st 1933 aged 44

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Molt grave
Molt monument



Frederick James Molt (1889 – 21 August 1933)

Frederick was the son of Walter  and Zilpha (née Weatherley). His father worked as a ‘fencing master’, although in 1901/1911 he was documented as being a college kitchen porter.  Frederick grew up at 6 St. Anthony Street (1891), 9 Doric Street (1901) and 6 Saxon Street. He worked as an assistant in one of the town libraries, and in 1909 enlisted in the Territorial Army, working at the 1st Eastern Military Hospital. In September 1914 Frederick gave evidence at the inquest of Lieutenant Patry, who committed suicide at the hospital.

Frederick married Elsie Verney (1894-1991) in 1915 in Elsie’s home town of  Winslow, Buckinghamshire.  She had been working as a nursemaid in Cambridge which is presumably where they met.  The couple lived at 16 Mill Road and had at least one daughter: Joan Barbara (1916-1998). James  was a member of the Cambridge and District Photographic Society and died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 44 years old.

Elsie Molt married for a second time in 1938 to furniture dealer Edward William Valentine Harper (1876-1950).  She died aged 96 years old and was buried at the City of Cambridge Cemetery.

Frederick’s father Walter Weston Molt (1853-1920) is also buried at Mill Road Cemetery, but his grave has not yet been identified.



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Frederick James Molt