John Stevenson

Incident Date:12/10/1941
Incident Address.25 Cranberry Street
Died Address:25 Cranberry Street
Grave Details:KD/138
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Oldham (Chadderton) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1908 in the Oldham
R.D. - ref: 8d/624, the son of Joseph & Nellie
Stevenson (nee Skirrow).

1911 Census - 1 Hilton Fold Lane, Middleton,
Lancashire.    Son - aged: 4 - born: Failsworth,
Manchester.   Head of household - Joseph Stevenson
- Married - aged: 33 - occ: Electrical Engineer -
born: Chadderton, Lancashire.   Also Nellie
Stevenson - Wife - aged: 28 - born: Oldham.   
Plus 2 siblings.

1939 National Registration - 25 Cranberry Street,
Oldham.   John Stevenson - born on the 19th
December 1906 - Married - occ: Lorry Driver. 
Sarah A. Stevenson - born on the 5th April 1909 -
Married - occ: Doubler Doffer.

CWGC - of 25 Cranberry Street. Son of Mrs. N.
Stevenson, of 497 Oldham Road, Middleton; husband
of Sarah Ann Stevenson. Died at 25 Cranberry

His widow married Robert Winterbottom in 1949.


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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