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Name: Cecil Fish

Burial Number: 0601

Gender: Male

Occupation: Surgeon

Born: 4/9/1867

Died: 7/3/1910

Buried: 12/03/1910

Story

Cecil was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, in 1867. His father, Frederick, was a draper. His mother was Eilzabeth née Miller and they lived at ‘North Lodge’, Anglesea Road, Ipswich. Frederick had a large business and employed four female domestic servants. Cecil’s older brother, Frederick, jnr., followed in their father’s footsteps but Cecil studied medicine. He was educated at Ipswich Grammar School and while there he was awarded a Royal Humane Society certificate in recognition of his courage in rescuing his younger brother, Oliver, from drowning while swimming in the sea at Felixstowe on 8 August 1885. By 1891 he had moved to London and was a medical student boarding in the household of Stanislas Fournier, a chef, and his family at 181, Fentinan Road, Lambeth. He studied at Cambridge and became a surgeon. In 1903 he married Susie Constance Southon, daughter of the late Richard Southon of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and the niece of the Hon. T E Fuller, Agent General of the Cape Colony. Cecil was closely connected with Vale of Clwyd Sanatorium, Llanbdr Hall, Ruthin, in Denbighshire, Wales, which opened in 1901 for the treatment of tuberculosis. Cecil died on 7 March 1910 at ‘Denver’, Mill Road, West Worthing. Cause of death was Pulmonary Phthisis (a progressively wasting condition) which he had suffered for 5 days and very likely contracted at the Sanatorium in the course of his work. He was buried at Heene on 12 March.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Cecil Fish

Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 15

Exact Location (what3words): dose.entry.lands

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only

Headstone

Description:

In memory of Cecil Edgar Fish M.B. Cantab 1868-1910

Inscription:

In memory of Cecil Edgar Fish M.B. Cantab 1868-1910

Further Information

Birth

Name: Cecil Edgar Fish

Gender: Male

Born: 4/9/1867

Town: Ipswich

County: Suffolk

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1903

Spouse First Name: Susie

Spouse Second Name: Constance

Spouse Last Name: Southon

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 7/3/1910

Cause of death: Pulmonary Phthisis 5 days

Address line 1: Denver

Address line 3: Mill Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £985 13 s 7 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information

1871

Living at ‘North Lodge’, Angelsea Road, Ipswich, Suffolk – Frederick Fish, 43, head, linen draper; Elizabeht Fish, 27, wife; Frederick I? Fish, 19, son, linen draper; Cecil E Fish, 3, son; Oliver C Fish, 2, son; Ethel F Fish, 1, daughter; George M Light, 14, nephew;
plus four female domestic servants

1881

Living at ‘North Lodeg’, Anglesea Road, Ipswich, Suffolk – Frederick Fish, 53, head, draper; Elizabeth Fish, 37, wife; Cecil Edgar Fish, 13, son, scholar; Oliver Charles, 12, son, scholar; Ethel Frances Fish, 11, daughter, scholar; Muriel Elsie Fish, 8, daughter, scholar; Winifred Evelyn Fish, 3 daughter; Isabel Lilian Fish, 2, daughter;
plus cook, parlourmaid, housemaid, nurse and under nurse

1891

Living at 181, Fentinan Road, Lambeth – Stanislas Fournier, 57, head, chef; Denise Fournier, 52, wife; Rosa Parker, 30, daughter, governess; bertha L Fournier, 19, daughter, school; Louis E Fournier, 10, son; Cecil E Fish, 23, boarder, medical student; James R Scholfield, 22, boarder, student of theology; Robert R Law, 23, lodger, medical student;
plus a housekeeper and a general servant

1901

Living at 5, Hanover Terrace, Kensington, London – Elizabeth Fish, 57, head, widow; Cecil E Fish, 33, surgeon medical man, living on own means; Muriel Fish, 28, daughter; Isabel Fish, 32, daughter;
plus a cook and housemaid

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.