surnames from the district Oldham (Oldham MBC)

Lily Jones

Incident Date:13/10/1941
Incident Address.13 Mirfield Avenue
Died Address:13 Mirfield Avenue
Grave Details:M8/124 - Unmarked
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Oldham (Greenacres) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
CWGC - of 13 Mirfield Avenue. Daughter of Albert
and Mary Scawthorne, of 8 Broadway Street; wife of
William Glynne Jones. Died at 13 Mirfield Avenue.

German Bombing Raid on Oldham the night of the
12th/13th October 1941

According to the Ministry of Security's Bomb
Census for the raids of the 12th/13th October
1941, a total of 26 H.E. bombs fell on Oldham that
night.  19 exploded and 7 were U.X.Bs.  There were
no oil bombs dropped nor any incendiary bombs.

Red Warning was sounded at 23.06 hrs on the 12th
and White (all clear) at 00.58 hrs on the 13th.

There was no Balloon Barrage in place over Oldham
that night.  Visibility was 'Fair' and there was
no cloud cover.

15 German aircraft took part in the raid at
heights of 5,400 feet and 16,700 feet.  The
aircraft criss-crossed over the area - at 23.10
hrs on the 12th and at 00.10 hrs on the 13th.

A total of 27 civilians were killed in this
bombing raid.

A summary of these 26 bombs can be seen under

Oldham (Oldham MBC)
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