Peter Shaw

Incident Date:12/10/1941
Incident Address.22 Cranberry Street
Died Address:22 Cranberry Street
Grave Details:L12/241
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Oldham (Greenacres) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1933 in the
Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/1149, the son of Frederick &
Ethel Sahw (nee Downes).

1939 National Registration - 22 Cranberry Stret,
Oldham.   Ethel Shaw - born on the 21st May 1909 -
Married - occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.   Peter
Shaw - born on the 3rd November 1933 - At School. 
  His father must already have been serving in the
RASC at the time of the census.  His mother was
also killed in this incident.

CWGC - of 22 Cranberry Street. Son of Pte.
Frederick Shaw, Royal Army Service Corps, and of
Ethel Shaw. Died at 22 Cranberry Street.


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".

Oldham (Oldham MBC)
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