surnames from the district Eccles (Salford MBC)

John Thompson

Rank:Civilian
Died:22/12/1940
Incident Date:22/12/1940
Incident Address.96 Gilda Brook Road
Died Address:96 Gilda Brook Road
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Salford (Peel Green) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
CWGC - of 96 Gilda Brook Road. Son of Robert and
Annie Thompson. Died at 96 Gilda Brook Road.

The Thompson family from Gilda Brook Road, Robert,
Ann, Kenneth, Allan and John were killed whilst
sheltering in an ARP shelter on the 20th December
1940.

Buried 30/12/1940.

From an Eccles Salvation Army document entitled
"Memorable Dates" - 22nd and 23rd December 1940.

The two nights when this district received the
force of the Germans Air strength will long be
remembered.  Amongst the many people who lost
their lives were our following named comrades.
Robert Thompson, Bandsman.  Mrs Thompson, wife of
the above. {Annie]  Kenneth, Allan and John, the
three sons of our comrades.

Major Wm Allen, the Commanding Officer, who apart
from the shelter visitation is attached to the
town's war mortuary & recognised the bodies of his
own people as they were brought in with other
victims of the air raid.  Moving sights were
witnessed at the funeral service in the citadel
also at the graveside in Peel Green Cemetery,
conducted by Major Allen, assisted by Mrs Major
Allen.

Brother Frank Davies & Sister Mrs Clara Davies,
his wife, lost their lives on the second night of
the Blitz, when Weaste district suffered very
heavily.    [Frank & Clara Dorothy Davis]

We were unable to bury our comrades until
Saturday, January 4 when the Weaste cemetery
re-opened.
Mrs Hunter, [Mary Ann Hunter] mother of Mrs C
Davies also lost her life through this raid and
was buried with our comrades. They all enjoyed a
very bright Christian experience.



District:
Eccles (Salford MBC)
Memorials found on:
C.W.G.C.
Peel Green Cemetery Blitz
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