Clara Dorothy Davis

Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.17 Eccles New Road - Robinsons Buildings
Died Address:17 Eccles New Road - Robinsons Buildings
Grave Details:A3 - 39
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Salford (Weaste) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born Clara Dorothy Hunter on the 13th Novembver
1904, the birth being registered during the
December quarter 1904 in the Chorlton R.D. - ref:
8c/814, the daughter of Robert Edward and Mary Ann
Hunter (nee Seanor).

1911 Census - 8 Tyler Street, Salford.   Daughter
- aged: 6 - born: West Gorton, Manchester.   Head
of household - Mary Ann Hunter - Married - aged:
43 - born: Bradford, Yorkshire.  No trace of her

Her father - Robert Edward Davis died at the
beginning of 1939, aged: 69.

Married Frank Davis during the March quarter 1933
in the Barton upon Irwell R.D. - ref: 8c/754.

1939 National Registration - 17 Robinson's
Buildings, Eccles New Road, Weaste, Salford.  
Mary A. Hunter - Widow - born: 6th February 1868 -
occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.   Frank Davis -
Married - born: 8th June 1885 - occ: Shot Blaster,
Iron Foundry.   Clara A. Davis - Married - born:
13th November 1904 - occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.

Her mother - Mary Ann Hunter and her husband Frank
Davis were also killed in this incident.

From an Eccles Salvation Army document entitled
"Memorable Dates" - 22nd and 23rd December 1940.

The two nights when this district received the
force of the Germans Air strength will long be
remembered.  Amongst the many people who lost
their lives were our following named comrades. 
Robert Thompson, Bandsman.   Mrs Thompson, wife of
the above. {Annie]   Kenneth, Allan and John, the
three sons of our comrades.

Major Wm Allen, the Commanding Officer, who apart
from the shelter visitation is attached to the
town's war mortuary & recognised the bodies of his
own people as they were brought in with other
victims of the air raid.  Moving sights were
witnessed at the funeral service in the citadel
also at the graveside in Peel Green Cemetery,
conducted by Major Allen, assisted by Mrs Major

Brother Frank Davies & Sister Mrs Clara Davies,
his wife, lost their lives on the second night of
the Blitz, when Weaste district suffered very
heavily.    [Frank & Clara Dorothy Davis]

We were unable to bury our comrades until
Saturday, January 4 when the Weaste cemetery
re-opened.    Mrs Hunter, [Mary Ann Hunter] mother
of Mrs C Davies also lost her life through this
raid and was buried with our comrades.  They all
enjoyed a very bright Christian experience.

CWGC - of 17 Robinson's Buildings, Eccles New
Road. Daughter of the late Robert Edward and Mary
Ann Hunter, of 25 Bunyan Street, Rochdale; wife of
Frank Davis. Died at 17 Robinson's Buildings.

Florence Beard was killed at No.22.  The dwellings
were recorded as 2,4,6,8 up to 22 on the evens
side and 5,7,9 up to 17 on the odds side.  Nos. 17
and 22 were opposite each other at the end of the

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