Herbert Unsworth

Incident Date:22/12/1940
Incident Address.3 New Hall Street, Pendlebury
Died Address:Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Swinton
Grave Details:1399
Grave Photo:No
Modern Bomb Site Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:St Augustine’s Churchyard, Pendlebury
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born on the 9th December 1888, the birth being
registered during the March quarter 1890 in the
Salford R.D. - ref: 8d/5.

Married Elizabeth Worrall during the June quarter
1920 in the Salford R.D. - ref: 8d/88.

Sarah Jane Unsworth, her son - Herbert Unsworth
and Herbert's wife - Elizabeth Unsworth, were all
killed in this incident.

1939 National Registration - 3 New Hall Street,
Pendlebury, Lancashire.    Sarah Unsworth - Born
on the 6th November 1858 - Widow - occ: Unpaid
Domestic Duties.   Elizabeth Unsworth (Sarah
Jane's daughter in Law) - Born on the 7th June
1889 - Married - occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.   
Her son - Herbert Unsworth was then residing at 53
Whippendell Road, Watford, Hertfordshire.  
Herbert Unsworth - Born on the 9th December 1888 -
Married - occ: Battery Erector Storage.   Probably
boarding at this address as another work colleague
was also residing there.

CWGC - of 3 New Hall Street, Pendlebury. Son of
Sarah Jane, and of the late Edward Unsworth.
Injured 22 December 1940, at 3 New Hall Street;
died at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital,
Swinton.        3 Hall Street was a link road
containing just four houses and situated between
Hopwood Street and Cavendish Street.  Hall Street
no longer has a street name plate

His mother - Sarah jane Unsworth is not listed on
her son and daughter-in-law's headstone at St
Augustine’s Churchyard, Pendlebury.   Headstone
states Headstone states "Killed by Enemy Action". 
   It is believed that she was buried in the same
churchyard with her husband - Edward Unsworth who
died in 1914.

Keith Smith informed us that Sarah's son - Herbert
was the third of Edward and Sarah Jane's six sons.
"My grandfather was her second son Samuel
(1885-1966). Her fifth son was Harold (b. 1896)
who played rugby for Swinton RLFC in the early

Another relative - Phillip Pearce in Australia,
informs me that Herbert and Elizabeth lived in
London and were employed at a battery factory
there.  They were only visiting Manchester to stay
with Herbert's mother - Sarah Jane Unsworth, over
the Christmas holidays - an unfortunate case of
being in the wrong place at the wrong time!

Swinton & Pendlebury (City of Salford)
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