Peter Bradshaw

Rank:Fireman NFS (Bolton) - Column Officer
How Died:Accidental
Incident Date:19/04/1944
Incident Address.Turnpike
Died Address:Leigh Infirmary
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Not Known
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1904 in the Bolton
R.D. - ref: 8c/499, the son of John William &
Susan Alice Bradshaw.

1911 Census - 7 Maryland Avenue, Bolton.   11
Higher Pitfield, Harwood, Bolton.    Son - aged: 7
- born: Harwood.    Head of household - John
William Bradshaw - Married - aged: 33 - occ:
Machine Fitter - born: Rivington, Lancashire.  
Also - Alice Bradshaw - Wife - aged: 32 - born:
Kelsall, Cheshire.   Plus 2 siblings.

Married Susan A. Yates during the June quarter
1932 in the Bolton R.D. - ref: 8c/683.

1939 National Registration - 7 Maryland Avenue,
Bolton, Lancashire.   Peter Bradshaw - Married -
Born on the 11th January 1904 - occ: Professional
Foreman.    Susan A. Bradshaw - Married - Born on
the 3rd August 1901 - occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.
  There is one redacted fecord at this address. 
This is probably Leslie Yates Bradshaw, born in
1938 - their eldest son Peter W. Bradshaw died in
1937, aged just one year.

Injured in a fire engine - bus crash at Turnpike
(Market Street/Bradshawgate), Leigh.

Death registered during the June quarter 1944 in
the Leigh R.D. - ref: 8c/231 - aged: 40.

CWGC - Column Officer, N.F.S. Son of Mrs. A.
Bradshaw, of 9 Bottom Moor, Harwood, Bolton;
husband of Susan A. Bradshaw, of 7 Maryland
Avenue, Bolton. Injured 19 April 1944, at
Turnpike; died at Leigh Infirmary.

Liverpool Daily Post dated the 16th May 1944 -
"Inquest held yesterday at Leigh, returned a
verdict of misadventure in the case of Column
Officer peter Bradshaw, aged: 40 of Maryland
Avenue, Bolton.  The NFS were summoned to a fire
and the Appliance was going at a fast speed down
Market Street towards the junction of four roads
when the lights were at red.   A Corporation
double decker bus was trying to cross the street
as the lights were i n its favour.   Peter was so
severely injured that he died the following day at
the Leigh Infirmary.   One witness stated that the
fire engine was travelling at about 40 m.p.h.
although the lights were at red.

Bolton (Bolton MBC)
Memorials found on:
Manchester Fire Brigade
Bolton Fire Brigade
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