Gladys MacDonald

Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.284 Oxford Road, Chorlton-upon-Medlock
Died Address:284 Oxford Road, Chorlton-upon-Medlock
Grave Details:A/217 - Unmarked
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Urmston Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born Gladys Wallis during the March quarter 1899
in the Glanford Brigg R.D. - ref: 7a/674, the
daughter of Herbert & Louisa Wallis (nee Norris).

1901 Census - 7 Sutton's Terrace, Scunthorpe,
Glandford Brigg, Lincolnshire.   Daughter - aged:
2 - born: Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.   Head of
household - Herbert Wallis - Married - aged: 35 -
occ: Gas Stoker - born: Worksop, Nottnghamshire.  
Also Louisa Wallis - Wife - abed: 34 - born:
Lincolnshire. Plus 1 elder sister - Edith Wallis.

1911 Census - Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.   Daughter
- aged: 12 - born: Scunthorpe.    Head of
household - Herbert Wallis - Married - aged: 44 -
occ: Steel Worker - born: Worksop, Nottnghamshire.
  Also Louisa Wallis - Wife - born: Twigmore,
Lincolnshire.    Plus 3 younger siblings and 1

Married David MacDonald during the September
quarter 1934 in the Barton upon Irwell R.D. - ref:
8c/1676.   David was also killed in this

1939 National Registration - 284 Oxford Road,
Manchester.   David MacDonald - Married - born:
18th November 1880 - occ: Fish Fryer.   Gladys
MacDonald - Married - born: 23rd January 1899 -
occ: Fish Fryer & Unpaid Domestic Duties.

The bomb site is shown on the Manchester Bomb Maps
- 104 part 15  (University of Manchester Library).
  This shows that an H.E. bomb dropped on the
corner of Oxford Road and Ducie Street - on the
corner property - No. 284 (a direct hit).    Ducie
Sreet is no longer there and it is now the site of
a car park.  Nos. 284 to 292 all had to be
demolished and post war Nos. 294 & 296 have been
demolished, but the row of shops Nos. 298 to 310
opposite Grafton Street are still there.  Three
properties on the other side of Oxford Road
opposite No. 284 also had to be demolished due to
this incident and the Methodist Church next to
them was damaged, as was a hotel on the other side
Ducie Street.

Buried 02/01/1941 in her parent's grave - Burial
No. 4,419.

CWGC - of 284 Oxford Road.  Daughter of Maria
Wallis, of 282 Church Road, Urmston, and of the
late Herbert Wallis; wife of David Macdonald. Died
at 284 Oxford Road.   Her mother's Christian name
was actually Louisa, not Maria.

Manchester (City of Manchester)
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