CFHS code : PL198a
Parish : St Paul
Inscription : IELM A devoted mother ANNIE WOODCOCK d Fe 18 193 aged 68 also her beloved husband WILLIAM THOMAS WOODCOCK d Feb 7 1947 aged 82 also her son WILLIAM HENRY WOODCOCK died in France April 27 1918 aged 28
Monument : Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202093 0.13625354 – click here for location
This set of polished red granite kerb stones, its corner stones with globes, in the parish area of St Paul, is located five rows east of the western path and three rows north of the south path, close to the Lodge.
[head:] ‛In ever loving memory
[right kerb:] A devoted wife and mother Annie Woodcock
who died Feb 18 1935 aged 68 years’
[left kerb:] ‛Also her beloved husband William Thomas Woodcock
who died Feb 7 1947 aged 82 years’
[foot:] ‛Also her son William Henry Woodcock
died in France April 27 1918 aged 28’
Annie Woodcock (née Turner) (c.1866‒1935)
Annie Turner was born in 1866 or 1867 in Cambridge, her parents being William Turner, tailor, and Sarah Turner. William and Sarah had at least eight children, of whom Annie was probably the second: Charlotte (born Southwark, London, c.1861‒), Annie, Emily (c.1870‒), Florence (c.1874‒), Ellen (c.1875‒), William (c.1878‒), Jessie (c.1881‒) and Bertie (c.1884). The family was living at 9 Gloucester Passage, Cambridge (off Fitzroy Street) in 1871, at 28 Gold Street in 1881, and at 14 New Court in 1891.
Annie married William Thomas Woodcock on 12 December 1887 in Cambridge. By 1891 they were living at 10 Mill Street (in the Mill Road area, off Covent Garden), and within five years they had moved to 19 Mill Street, where Annie lived the remainder of her life. The couple had three children, of whom two survived childhood: William Henry (1890‒1918) and Maud Winifred (c.1897‒). Annie died on 18 February 1935 aged 68 and was buried in Mill Road Cemetery.
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William Thomas Woodcock (c.1864‒1947)
William Thomas was born c.1864 in Cambridge. His parents were Thomas Woodcock (railway porter, c.1831‒) and Sarah Woodcock (c.1829‒), both native of Hertfordshire. By 1871, William had four older siblings: Mary A (dressmaker, c.1853‒), Fanny (c.1860‒) and George F (c.1862‒).
William Thomas married Annie Turner on 12 December 1887 in Cambridge. By 1891 they were living at 10 Mill Street (in the Mill Road area, off Covent Garden), and within five years they had moved to 19 Mill Street. The couple had three children, of whom two survived childhood: William Henry (1890‒1918) and Maud Winifred (c.1897‒). William Thomas outlived his wife by twelve years, continuing to live at 19 Mill Street at least until 1938. He died on 7 February 1947 aged 82 and was buried in Mill Road Cemetery.
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William Henry Woodcock (1890‒1918) — WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page
William Henry was born on 6 April 1890, the son of William Thomas Woodcock, postman, and Annie Woodcock (née Turner), of 10 Mill Street, Cambridge.
By 1911, he was a college servant at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He served with the 1st Battalion the East Yorkshire Regiment in northern France and died of wounds sustained in action on 27 April 1918. Four months earlier, on 12 December 1917, he had married Victoria Maud Johnson of Chesterton, aged 26.
Census reports 1891‒1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837‒1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837‒1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837‒1915
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914‒1918 Transcription
Spalding’s Street Directories of Cambridge 1887‒1940
By Ian Bent