Candace Jowett

Incident Date:13/10/1941
Incident Address.15 Mirfield Avenue
Died Address:15 Mirfield Avenue
Grave Details:D11/3
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Oldham (Greenacres) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born as Candace Mills during the September quarter
1902 in the Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/755, the
daughter of James & Isabella Mills (nee Bolton).

1911 Census - 5 Rudding Street, Royton, Oldham.  
Daughter - aged: 8 - born: Royton.   Head of
household - James Mills - Married - aged: 42 -
occ: Cotton Carrier Cardroom to Spinning Room
Labourer - born: Oldham.   Also - Isabella Mills -
Wife - aged: 41 - born: Oldham.  Plus 2 elder
brothers.   Isabella was also killed in this

Married Fred Jowett during the September quarter
1929 in the Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/2555.

1939 National Registration - 15 Mirfield Avenue,
Oldham.   Candace Jowett - born on the 2nd June
1902 - Married - occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.  
Eileen Jowett - born on the 29th November 1936 -
Under School Age.   Isabella Mills - born on the
4th December 1869 - Widowed - occ: Unpaid Domestic
Duties.     [Strange that her husband is residing
next door at No. 13?].     Edwin Taylor - born on
the 8th  November 1884 - Married - occ: Heating &
Maintenance Engineer.

Her husband and her daughter were also killed in
this incident.

CWGC - of 15 Mirfield Avenue. Daughter of
Isabella, and of the late James Mills; wife of
Fred Jowett. Died at 15 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 "Memorials".

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