Florence Eva Fairbank

How Died:Falling Masonry
Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.89 Oakfield Road
Died Address:89 Oakfield Road
C.W.D. No.2
Grave Details:B/211
Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Altrincham (Hale) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born Florence Eva Jenyons on the 15th November
1903, the birth being registered during the
December quarter 1903 in the Bucklow R.D. - ref:
8a/178, the daughter of Edwin & Maud Jenyons (nee

1911 Census - No trace of her or her mother,
though her father was then residing at 14 Charter
Road, Altrincham.

Florence married Ronald Marshall Fairbank during
the June quarter 1927 in the Buckow R.D.  - ref:

1939 National Registration - 56 The Avenue,
Hornchurch, Essex.   Ronald M. Fairbank - Married
- born: 27th September 1901 - occ: Fitter at Motor
Works.     Florence Fairbank - Married - born:
15th November 1903 - occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties. 
 June E. Fairbank - Single - born: 2nd June 1929 -
occ: At School.

At around 02.00 hrs on the first night of the
"Manchester Blitz" (22nd/23rd December 1940), an
H.E. bomb landed at the entrance of Stamford Park,
corner of Charter Road and Mayors Road.    The
blast from the bomb severely damaged the corner
shop and houses opposite, including the residence
of the Edwin and Maud Jenyons.   Their daughter -
Florence Eva Fairbank, aged: 37 and her daughter -
(their grand-daughter) June Edwina Fairbank, aged:
11, were staying with them over the Christmas
holiday period.   In view of their situation,
their friend - Mrs. Annie Clark, 89 Oakfield
Street, kindly offered to temporarily put them up
at her house.

Just before 20.30 hrs during the second night of
the "Manchester Blitz" (23rd/24th December 1940),
a bomb fell on the corner of Oakfield Road & Moss
Lane, Altrincham, destroying six houses and
killing 12 civilians.     Edwin, his daughter and
grand-daughter, along with Mrs. Annie Clark were
all killed at No. 89 Oakfield Street.

Aged 37, Florence was killed at 89 Oakfield Road,
Altrincham .    Florence and her daughter were
visiting her parents for the Christmas holidays. 
The Fairbank family were residing at 56 The
Avenue, Hornchurch, Essex, where Ronald was
employed as an Engineer.   Again the ARP Rescue
Services had to dig in the rubble to locate
Florence.    Her CWD Ref No.2 - states that she
was buried by masonry and that her body was fully
dressed when found at 06.00 hrs on the 24th
December 1940.  Her body was taken to A.B. Brookes
& Son's Mortuary, Stamford New Road, Altrincham
and identified by her nephew - F.W. Evans, 24
Woodhouse Lane, Ashton on Mersey.      Florence
was buried in Altrincham (Hale) Cemetery.   
Buried 30/12/1940 - Burial No. 10,770.

Altrincham (Trafford MBC)
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