George Boden

Incident Date:13/10/1941
Incident Address.64 Manley Road
Died Address:64 Manley Road
Grave Details:H/145
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Rochdale (Heywood) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1887 in the Chorlton
R.D. - ref: 8c/690,  the son of George & Sarah
Elizabeth Boden (nee Stokes).

1891 Census - 19 Watkin Street, Ardwick,
Manchester.    Nephew - aged; 4 - born:
Manchester.   Head of household - James S. Walton
- Married - aged: 46 - occ: Abstract Clerk in Home
Trade Warehouse - born: London.    Also -  Sarah
Walton - Wife - aged: 52 - born: Oldham.

1901 Census - 6 North Road, Norman Grove,
Prestwich, Manchester.   Son - aged: 14 - born:
Manchester.    Head of household - Sarah Elizabeth
Boden - Widow - aged: 41 - born: Manchester.   
Plus 2 younger siblings and 1 domestic servant.

1911 Census - No Trace.

Married - Esther A. Cryer during the September
quarter 1925 in the Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/2433 -
married at the Northmoor Road Methodist Chapel

1939 National Registration - 64 Manley Road,
Oldham.   George Boden - born on the 16th July
1889 - Married - occ: Grocer.   Esther A. Boden -
born on the 8th December 1879 - Married - occ:
Unpaid Domestic Duties.

CWGC - of 64 Manley Road Husband of Esther Ann
Boden. Died at 64 Manley Road.

Ran a grocers cum greengrocer's shop.

Buried under the name of his mother-in-law - Alice


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)
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