Muriel Witham

Incident Date:12/10/1941
Incident Address.27 Cranberry Street
Died Address:27 Cranberry Street
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Not Known
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1937 in the
Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/1005, the daughter of John &
Winnie Witham (nee Fitton).

1939 National Registration - 27 Cranberry Street,
Oldham.   John Witham - born on the 21st January
1911 -  Married - occ: Coal Carter.   Winnie
Witham - born on the 25th November 1909 - Married
- occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.   Muriel Witham -
born on the 21st August 1937 - Under school age.

CWGC - of 27 Cranberry Street. Daughter of John
and Winnie Witham. Died at 27 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)
Memorials found on:
Similar Names