Maccabee Family

Author: Doug Larsen
Date published: 28/01/2015

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The Maccabee Family

We have already described the Family grave of the Maccabee family because Corporal Thomas Maccabee, a soldier in the First World War, is buried there as well as his parents, Henry and Elizabeth. Thomas died a few years after the end of the War of wounds received in battle and, therefore, his grave has been nominated as a Commonwealth War Grave.

Both his parents, Henry and Elizabeth, are also buried there (grave ref LS(G)36) and there is a memorial to another son, Reginald, who, died of wounds suffered in the same battle as his brother.

They also had three other sons, William Henry, Sidney Frank and Montague Albert, who fought in the Great War but all survived. They are not interred at Newtown Road Cemetery

In another area of the Cemetery are buried their sons Edward, who died in 1913 at the age of 22 and Stanley Walter, who died in 1902 at the age of 8 months. (Grave ref P(J)26).

The family were from Wash Common where the father, Henry, was a painter and glazier.


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