surnames from the district Stretford (Trafford MBC)

John William Finch

Rank:Civilian
Died:23/12/1940Age:54
How Died:Blast & Splinters
Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.101 Duke Street, Old Trafford
Died Address:101 Duke Street, Old Trafford
C.W.D. No.92
Grave Details:Comm/336
Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Stretford WW2 Book
Extra Information:
Born on the 12th February 1886, the birth being
registered during the March quarter 1886 in the
Salford R.D. - ref: 8d/172, the son of James &
Frances Finch (nee Hill).

1891 Census - 32 William Street, Hulme,
Manchester.    Son - aged: 5 - born: Manchester.  
Head of household - James Finch - Married - aged:
28 - occ: Warehouse Packer - born: Manchester.   
Also - Frances Finch - Wife - aged: 27 - born:
Bradwell, Derbyshire.   Plus 2 siblings.

1901 Census - 39 Rial Street, Hulme, Manchester.  
  Son - aged: 15 - occ: Pattern Card Maker - born:
Salford.    Head of household - James Finch -
Married - aged: 38 - occ: Warehouse Packer - born:
Manchester.    Also - Frances Finch - Wife - aged:
37 - born: Bradwell, Derbyshire.   Plus 3
siblings.

Married Emily Geddes during the March quarter 1910
in the Chorlton R.D. - ref: 8c/1205.   Emily was
also killed in this incident.

1911 Census - 2 Cuba Street, Hulme, Manchester.   
 Head - Married - aged: 25 - occ: Pattern Card
Maker - born: Salford.    Also Emily Finch - Wife
- born: Hulme.

1939 National Registration - 99 Duke Street, Old
Trafford.    John W. Finch - Married - born: 12th
February 1886 - occ: Gas Works Labourer (Heavy
Worker) & A.R.P. Decontamination, Stretford.  
Emily Finch - Married - born: 31st May 1886 - occ:
Unpaid Domestic Duties.  Hilda Finch - Single -
born: 4th February 1922 - occ: Die Stamper
(Printers).   Hilda married her neighbour at 100
Duke Street - John Higginson in 1941.

CWD Report No.92.   Died as a result of blast and
splinters at 101 Duke Street, Old Trafford from
where his body was recovered at 14.10 hrs on the
25th December 1940.   His body was identified by
his son J. Finch, 43 Langshaw Street, Old Trafford
and released for burial to the Council's
contracted undertaker - R. Pepperdine
(Undertakers), 31 Ayres Road, Old Trafford.  His
occupation was given as Labourer.

Buried 30/12/1940 - Burial No. 17,886.

CWGC - of 101 Duke Street, Old Trafford. Husband
of Emily Finch. Died at 101 Duke Street.

The Finch family comprising - the parents - their
son and their daughter-in-Law were all killed in
this incident.

District:
Stretford (Trafford MBC)
Memorials found on:
C.W.G.C.
Stretford Communal
Stretford WW2 Book
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