Zipporah Elder

Incident Date:13/10/1941
Incident Address.47 Green Lane, Garden Suburb
Died Address:47 Green Lane, Garden Suburb
Grave Details:H7/48
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Oldham (Chadderton) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born Zipporah Schofield during the March quarter
1859 in the Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/481, the
daughter of John & Hannah Schofield (nee

1971 Census - Hollins Road, Millgate, Oldham. 
Daughter - aged: 12 - born: Oldham.   Head of
household - John Schofield - Married - aged: 41 -
occ: Boilermaker - born: Oldham.   Also - Hannah
Schofield - Wife - aged: 43 - born: Oldham..  Plus
2 brothers.

Married - Andrew Elder during the December quarter
1879 in the Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/888.

1911 Census - 27 Oxford Street, Werneth, Oldham.  
Wife - aged: 52 - born: Oldham.   Head of
household - Andrew Elder - Married - aged: 52 -
occ: Textile Machine Fitter - born: Oldham.  Plus
their 3 children.

Her husband - Andrew Elder died in 1917 - aged:

1939 National Registration - 47  Green Lane,
Oldham.   Zipporah Elder - born on the 2nd March
1860 - Widow - occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.   Mary
H. Elder - born on the 19th February 1891 - Single
- occ: Clerk Tyoist in Road Transport.

CWGC - of 47 Green Lane, Garden Suburb. Widow of
Andrew Elder. Died at 47 Green Lane.

Her daughter residing with her survived, as only
the front of the house was blown out and this was
where Zipporah was when the bomb landed.


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".

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