CFHS code : HT330

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FLORENCE beloved wife of W J NORTHFIELD d Nov 12 1917 age 31

Monument : Stone cross (broken)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Florence Northfield (née Lunn) (1886 – 12 November 1917)

Florence (or Florrie as she was known) was born in Perry Barr, Birmingham and was the daughter of publican Thomas Lunn and his wife Elizabeth Ann (née Bond).  Thomas’s brother Herbert worked as the porter of the New Museum Cambridge, and aged four Florence was living with his family on Free School Lane.  In 1901 she was living with her parents at the Black Bull in Long Stanton, before they moved to run the Waggon and Horses at 170 East Road (1911).  She married William Northfield in 1915 and the couple went to live at 348 Mill Road.  William served in the 1st World War as a Sapper in the British Expeditionary Force.  Florrie died at home aged 31 years old.

Florrie’s grandfather William Bond and her brothers Arthur and Cecil Lunn are also buried at Mill Road Cemetery



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Florence Northfield