Isabella Mills

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 Isabella Bolton during the December quarter
1869 in the Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/548, the
daughter of James & Emma Bolton.

1871 Census - 5 Mount Pleasant Street Court,
Oldham.   Daughter - aged: 1 - born: Oldham.   
Head of household - James Bolton - Married - aged:
38 - occ: Tin Plate Worker - born: Halifax,
Yorkshire.    Also - Emma Bolton - Wife - aged: 36
- born: Gloucestershire.   Plus 7 elder siblings.

1881 Census - 4 Ash Street, Oldham.

1891 Census - 39 Gladstone Street, Oldham.

Married James Mills during the September quarter
1896 in the Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/1268.

1901 Census - 5 Higginshaw Lane, Rudding Street,
Royton, Oldham.   Wife - aged: 31 - born: Oldham. 
 Head of household - James Mills - Married - aged:
31 - born: Oldham.  Plus their 2 sons.

1911 Census - 5 Rudding Street, Royton, Oldham.  
Wife - aged: 41 - born: Oldham.   Head of
household - James Mills - Married - aged: 42 -
occ: Cotton Carrier Cardroom to Spinning Room
Labourer - born: Oldham.     Plus their 3
children, including Candace Mills who was also
killed in this incident as Candace Jowett.

CWGC - of 15 Mirfield Avenue. Widow of James
Mills. 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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