Harold Shawcross

Rank:Fireman (AFS (Oldham)Number:826
Incident Date:24/12/1940
Incident Address.Trafford Park
Died Address:Withington Hospital
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Oldham (Chadderton) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1906 in the
Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/631, the son of John James &
Ann Shawcross (nee Broadbent).

1911 Census - 10 Hardinge Street, Oldham.     Son
- aged: 4 - born: Oldham.   Head of household -
John James Shawcross - Married - aged: 32 - occ:
Mule Spinner (Cotton) - born: Oldham.     Also -
Ann Shawcross - Wife - aged: 31 - born: Oldham.  
Plus - 3 siblings.

He married Ada Howe during the September quarter
1938 in the Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/2245.

1939 National Registration - 35 St. Thomas Street,
Oldham.   Harold Shawcross - Married - born: 13th
October 1906 - occ: Porter & Warehouseman
(Jewellers).   Ada Shawcross - Married - born:
22nd November 1912 - occ: Comber Temter Cotton

Lived with Ada Shawcross (nee Howe) at 35 Thomas
Street, Oldham.

Service No. 826.     Sent down from his base at
Oldham Fire Station to assist the local firemen at
Trafford Park during the Manchester Blitz
22nd/23rd & 23rd/24th December 1940.

Died at Withington Hospital as a result of
injuries sustained at Trafford Park the same day.

Death registered in Manchester City.    Funeral
took place on 31 /12/1940.

Listed under "Identified Seriously Injured" on the
Manchester Police Air Raid Casualties lists for
the 24th December 1940.

Death reported in the ----------------- edition of
the ------------------------------- which states
that he resided at 35 St. Thomas Street, North
Oldham.   He was employed by Mr. T. Whittaker,
Jeweller, Manchester Street, Oldham and joined the
Fire Service on the 2nd July 1940.   Memorial
service prior to interment was held at St. Peter's
Church, Oldham.

His widow married Albert E. Cooper during the June
quarter 1942 in the Ashton under Lyne R.D. - ref:

CWGC - Fireman, Oldham A.F.S. Son of Mrs.
Shawcross, of 24 Ashton Road, Oldham; husband of
Ada Shawcross, of 35 St. Thomas Street, North
Oldham. Injured at Trafford Park, Stretford; died
same day at Withington Hospital, Nell Lane.

Commemorated on the Oldham Fire Brigade War
Memorial and the Oldham Town War Memorial.

Stretford (Trafford MBC)
Memorials found on:
Oldham Fire Brigade
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