Harold Bagshaw

Incident Date:12/10/1941
Incident Address.151 Frederick Street
Died Address:151 Frederick Street
Grave Details:O8/74
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Oldham (Chadderton) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1872 in the Ashton
Under Lyne R.D. - ref: 8d/521, the son of Henry
Braddock & Mary Bagshaw (nee Orr)

In 1871 his parents were residing at 125 Stamford
street, Stalybridge which is probably where Harold
was born the following year.  Strangely his
father's occupation was given as a Master Cotton
Spinner, employing 32 men, 14 women, 12 boys and 2

1881 Census - No Trace, but his parents were
residing at 44 Horse Fair, Birmingham.  Head of
household - Henry B. Bagshaw - Married - aged: 47
- occ: Chemist & Druggist - born: Derbyshire.  
Also - Mary Bagshaw - Wife - aged: 33 - born:
Longstone, Derbyshire.  Plus a Chemist's Assistant
and a domestic servant.

1891 Census - No Trace.      Voters List - 77
Werneth Hall Road, Stalybridge, Cheshire.

1901 Census - 4 Edward Street, Oldham.   Son -
(the family recorded as BAGSHAWE) aged: 28 - occ:
Chemist's Assistant - born: Stalybridge.   Head of
household - Henry B. Bagshawe - Married - aged: 67
- occ: Chemist & Druggist - born: Bakewell,
Derbyshire.   Also - Mary Bagshawe - Wife - aged:
53 - born: Bakewell.    Plus 3 siblings, 2 cousins
and 2 domestic servants.

1911 Census - 77 Werneth Hall Road - Head of
household - Married - aged: 38 - occ: Pharmacist -
born: Stalybridge, Lancashire.   Also - Annie Jane
Bagshaw - Wife - aged: 34 - born: Oldham,
Lancashire.   Plus two daughters and 1 boarder.

1939 - National Registration - 153 Frederick
Street, Oldham.    Harold Bagshaw - Born on the
29th April 1872 - Married - occ: Chemist &
Druggist.  Annie J. Bagshaw - Born on the 26th
April 1877 - Married - occ: Unpaid Domestic
Duties.   Constance M. Bagshaw - Born on the 11th
April 1904 -  Single - occ: Pharmacist.   Lucy
Bagshaw - Born on the 6th September 1912 - Single
- Unpaid Domestic Duties.   Ada H. Barnes - Born
on the 13th October 1916 - Single - occ: Paid
Domestic Duties.

CWGC - M.P.S. Son of the late Henry Braddock
Bagshaw and Mary Bagshaw; husband of Annie Jane
Bagshaw, of 151 Frederick Street. Died at 151
Frederick Street.

It is understood that Harold suffered a heart
attack during the air raid that night.


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 "Memorials".

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