Kathleen Mary Bennison

Incident Date:04/02/1941
Incident Address.245 Stockport Road
Died Address:245 Stockport Road
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Cheadle & Gatley Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1913 in the
Stockport R.D. - ref: 8a/146, the daughter of
Walter & Agnes Mary Roughton Bennison (nee

1939 National Registration - 245 Stockport Road,
Cheadle.   Walter Bennison - Married - born: 25th
September 1878 - occ: Master Blacksmith.   Agnes
M.R. Bennison - Married - born: 12 November 1878 -
occ: Unpaid Domestic Worker.  Kathleen Bennison  -
Single - born: 28th May 1913 - occ: Certified
Assistant Teacher.   Plus 1 redacted record - this
will be their other daughter - Florence M.
Bennison, aged: 20.

The second air raid took place on the night of 4
February 1941 where a lone bomber made a direct
hit on a house in Stockport Road. Both occupants,
mother and daughter, were killed outright as was a
local fire watcher, Robert Campbell. The last
victim, also a fire watcher, received wounds from
which he died the following day. 

At around 10.00 pm, Kathleen and her mother -
Agnes Bennison, were sat knitting in the dining
room at the back of 245 Stockport Road, Cheadle. 
They both had flu and decided to stay by the fire
instead of going to the air raid shelter in the
back garden.   As the bomb exploded, it blew in
the back wall of the house, decapitating both
women.    Her father - Walter Bennison was one of
the local Fire Watchers and had to be restrained
from going into the house.

Commemorated on the Cheadle Town Memorial.

It appears that a lone German bomber unloaded it's
bombs on the Stockport/Cheadle area.  Five people
were killed, three in two dwellings along
Stockport Road and two at Boundary Bridge.

CWGC - of 245 Stockport Road. Daughter of Walter
Bennison, and of Agnes Mary Roughton Bennison.

Cheadle & Gatley (Stockport MBC)
Memorials found on:
Cheadle Town
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