Francis Sidney Vincent Biddlecombe

How Died:Blast
Incident Date:08/05/1941
Incident Address.12 Skelton Road, Stretford
Died Address:12 Skelton Road, Stretford
C.W.D. No.134
Grave Details:C-1/154
Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Stretford WW2 Book
Extra Information:
Born on the 1st April 1904, the birth being
registered during the June quarter 1904 in the
Barton on Irwell R.D. - ref: 8c/719, the son of
Herbert Vincent & Amy Biddlecombe (nee Bloss).   
She was called ADA on the 1911 census return -
cannot find her (Ada or Amy) on the 1901 census.

1911 Census - 27 Darley Street, Gorse Hill,
Stretford.   Son - aged: 7 - born: Stretford.   
Head of Household - Herbert Vincent Biddlecombe
(father) - Married - aged: 34 - occ: Commutator
Fitter - born: Hastings, Sussex.    Also - Ada
Biddlecombe (mother) - aged: 29 - born: Salford.  
 Plus his younger brother - Albert Edward
Biddlecombe - aged: 5 - born: Sale.

Married Margaret Harney during the September
quarter 1933 in the Barton on Irwell R.D. - ref:
8c/1699.  They resided at 12 Skelton Road,
Stretford which was bombed.

1939 National Registration - 12 Skelton Road,
Stretford.   Francis Biddlecombe - Married - born:
1st April 1904 - occ: Wholesale Vegetable
Salesman.   Margaret Biddlecombe - Married - born:
19th November 1903 - occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.

CWD Report No.134.    A Vegetable Merchant, he was
acting as a Firewatcher, when he was killed by
blast at 12 Skelton Rd, Stretford, from where his
body was recovered at 02.00 hrs on the 8th May
1941 and taken to the City Road Mortuary, Old
Trafford.    It was identified by his brother -
Albert Edward Biddlecombe ??? and released to his
widow for burial.   She was then residing at 82
Davyhulme Road East, Stretford.     Buried
12/05/1941 - Burial No. 18,145.   M.I. -
"Sometime, someday, we'll understand".

His widow - Margaret Biddlecombe died on the 18th
April 1980, aged: 76 years.

Stretford (Trafford MBC)
Memorials found on:
Stretford WW2 Book
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