victims with surnames starting with the letter W

Lewis Bertram Wilkinson

Rank:Home GuardNumber:071
Died:23/12/1940Age:22
How Died:Falling Debris
Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.34 Stanley Road, Old Trafford
Died Address:34 Stanley Road, Old Trafford
C.W.D. No.76
Grave Details:Comm/344
Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1918 in the
Romford R.D. - ref: 4a/693, the son of Frederick
W. & Victoria Margaret Andrews Wilkinson (nee
Bligh)   [Andrews-Bligh accoding to Lewis' birth
record].  Victoria was a teacher born at St.
Hellier, Jersey, Channel Islands.

1939 National Registration - No Trace of Lewis,
but his parents and a sister were residing at 50 
Fold Crescent, Sheffield, Yorkshire.  His father
was employed as an Inspector Engineer at an
Armament & Aircraft Works.

57th Bn Home Guard - County of Lancaster (P.O.).  


CWD Report No. 76.   Died as a result of falling
debris at 34 Stanley Road, Old Trafford, from
where his body was recovered at 16.00 hrs on the
5th January 1941 and taken to the City Road
Mortuary, Old Trafford.    His body was identified
by his father - Frederick William Wilkinson, 50
Folds Crescent, Sheffield 8, to whom his body was
also released for burial.    He was not married.

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.

Buried 11/01/1940 - Burial No. 17,932.lewis
bertram

CWGC - Son of Frederick William and Victoria
Margaret Wilkinson, of Sheffield.



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