28 Wharf Road, Stamford

Percy was born in 1895 in March, Cambridgeshire. In 1911 at the age of 16 he was living in Stamford at 28 Wharf Road with his parents Arthur John and Ellen (nee Harley) Large and his sister, Lily (9). His father was born in Clenchwarton, Norfolk and his sister was also born in March. His… Read More


5 Austin Street

Walter Ernest Laughton Walter, born in 1896, was the son of Fred Laughton a postman and his wife Emma, who had six children. Four of their five sons served in the war. Walter was the third son and in 1911 he was an errand boy. He enlisted in 1915 and served in the Royal Garrison… Read More


5 Austin Street

Walter Ernest Laughton Walter, born in 1896, was the son of Fred Laughton a postman and his wife Emma, who had six children. Four of their five sons served in the war. Walter was the third son and in 1911 he was an errand boy. He enlisted in 1915 and served in the Royal Garrison… Read More


Albert Lawson – 7 East Street Albert was born in Lincoln in 1898 and had lived in Grantham but by the time his sister was born in 1906 his family were living in Stamford. His father was a machinist at an Agricultural Works. Albert would have been to school in the town and was still… Read More


Kings Road, Stamford

Percy was born on September 1st1894 in Stamford.  In 1901, his parents Sarah and Ernest Frederick lived in 9 Cecil Terrace and he had an older brother Ernest, born in 1888. By 1911 they had moved to “Highfield” –  a 9 roomed house in Kings Road, which has now been demolished. On January 2nd 1915… Read More


5 Barn Hill, Stamford

In 1901 Cyril Bernard Lee was living in an orphanage in Wantage. By 1911 he was aged 15 was back living with his mother Eliza and sisters Ida 16 and Winifred 13 at 5 Barn Hill. He was working as a solicitor’s clerk for Phillips, Evans and Dalton. In October 1915 he enlisted and joined… Read More


John Lock – 9 Cemetery Road In 1911 John, aged 13 years, is listed as the youngest child of John and Mary Lock. They lived at 9 Cemetery Road, a 4-roomed house. His father was a wheelwright. His parents had been married for 25 years and had had 8 children, one of whom had died.… Read More


Borderville Cottages

ALBERT LOWE – Borderville Cottages Albert Lowe was born in Doncaster on 5th January 1901. His father John T. Lowe was born in Alconbury, Huntingdonshire in 1852 and his mother Mary Ann was born in Misterton, Nottinghamshire in 1874. John and Mary lived at 5 Arbitration Street, Doncaster, Yorkshire and John T. worked on the… Read More


20 St George's Square, Stamford

In 1911 Edward was 14 years old, he was born in 1897 in Wigginton, Staffordshire. His parents were John George and Gertrude (nee Davenport) Lowe. In 1911 he was living at 20 St George’s Square in Stamford. Edward was the second eldest of 5 siblings. They were all at home except for his older sister… Read More


20 St George's Square, Stamford

George was 13 years old in 1911 – a year younger than his brother Edward. He was born in Wigginton, Staffordshire. His parents were John George and Gertrude (nee Davenport) Lowe. In 1911 he was living at 20 St George’s Square in Stamford. George was the third eldest of 5 siblings. They were all at… Read More