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Roll of Honour (WWI) and Book
of Remembrance (WWII)
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Roll of Honour of Trumpington men who served in the Great War,
1914-1919, and Book of Remembrance to the memory of the men of
Trumpington who gave their lives in the 1939-1945 War.
In a glass fronted display case attached to the
west wall, near the organ loft, of Trumpington
Parish Church, there is a book containing the
Roll of Honour of Trumpington men who
served in the Great War, 1914 – 1919, and the
Book of Remembrance to the memory of the
men of Trumpington who gave their lives in
the 1939 – 1945 War.

The Roll of Honour was written out by Albert
Cousins, of Cambridge, and was finished in
September 1933. The book was given to the
British Legion in Trumpington in 1933 by the
Reverend A.C. Moule on his resignation from
the Parish. The World War II section was
added by the Trumpington British Legion in
January 1948.
Display case with the Trumpington Roll of Honour, Trumpington Church.
Photo: Andrew Roberts, 24 October 2018.
Albert Cousins was an illuminator on the staff of the Fitzwilliam Museum. He was born in
Havant, Hampshire
*, in 1879.  He took up the florist’s trade until he joined the army in 1916.
During the war he served in the Rifle Brigade and was a stretcher bearer. He had moved to
Cambridge in 1900, when he was 21 years old, and married Ethel Jane Sutton, of Barrington, in
1907. On his return to Cambridge after the war, he took up various jobs including that of art
teacher and calligraphy teacher. Mr Sydney Cockerell, Director of Fitzwilliam Museum, offered
him a post as an illuminator, at the museum. In a catalogue of his work it included rolls of
honour for Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and for Chatteris. Albert Cousins died in
Cambridge in 1964.

Sources:

Raymond Lister.
The Illuminator: a Tribute to Albert Cousins. Cambridge: Golden Head Press,
1966.

Raymond Lister.
Illuminated Manuscripts by Albert Cousins. An Exhibition to Commemorate
the 100th anniversary of the birth of the artist
. Cambridge: Fitzwilliam Museum, 1979.

* These two sources refer to Albert Cousins's place of birth as Havant, but it was Sandford,
Berkshire (1911 Census).
Display case with the Trumpington Roll of
Honour, Trumpington Church. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, 24 October 2018.
Trumpington Roll of Honour.
Left: introductory page in the book given by the Vicar to the Trumpington British Legion, 1933.
Right: page with entries for Chamberlain-Colbourne.
Photos: Andrew Roberts, 24 October 2018.
Trumpington Book of Remembrance.
Left: page with "To the memory of the men of Trumpington who gave their lives in the
1939-1945 War. This section was added by the Trumpington British Legion, January 1948".
Right: page with the names of the men of Trumpington who gave their lives in the 1939-1945
War.
Photos: Andrew Roberts, 24 October 2018.