surnames from the district Stretford (Trafford MBC)

William Harcourt Smith

Rank:Civilian
Died:23/12/1940Age:43
Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.32 Stanley Road, Stretford
Died Address:32 Stanley Road, Stretford
Grave Details:Communal
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1897 in the
Nantwich R.D. - ref: 8a/365, the son of Thomas
Harcourt & Mary Alice Smith nee Bolderston).

1901 Census - No Trace.

1911 Census - 23 St. Andrew's Avenue, Timperley.  
Son - aged: 13 - Scholar - born: Nantwich,
Cheshire.   Head of household - Thomas Harcourt
Smith - Married - aged: 42 - occ: Corn Miller -
born: Crewe, Cheshire.   Also Mary Alice Smith -
Wife - aged: 43 - born: Nantwich.    Plus 4
siblings.

Married Nellie Hill during the September quarter
1932 in the Barton on Irwell R.D. - ref: 8c/1445.

1939 National Registration - 6 Clifton Street,
Stretford.   William H. Smith - Married - born:
10th July 1897 - occ: Joiner Bench & Fixing. 
Nellie Smith - Married - born: 4th June 1898 -
occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.

His wife - Nellie, was also killed in this
incident.

Killed when a land mine landed on Stanley Road,
Old Trafford.   This was the worst single incident
in terms of loss of life in the whole of Greater
Manchester during WW2.   In total, thirty three
persons were killed.

CWGC - of 6 Clifton Street, Old Trafford. Husband
of Nellie Smith. Died at 32 Stanley Road.

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