Henry Rigby

Rank:Air Raid Warden
Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.38 Melville Road, Stretford
Died Address:38 Melville Road, Stretford
C.W.D. No.37
Grave Details:G/1296
Grave Photo:Yes - Headstone
Cemetery or Memorial:Salford (Weaste) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Stretford Book
Extra Information:
Born December quarter 1896 in the Chorlton R.D. -
ref: 8c/966, the son of Philip & Caroline Rigby
(nee Huntsfield).

1901 Census - 58 Bradshaw Street, Chorlton,
Manchester.   Son - aged: 4 (listed as HARRY
Rigby) - born: Manchester.    Head of household -
Caroline Rigby - Widow - aged: 43 - occ: Licensed
Broker - born: Haydock, Lancashire.   Plus 6
siblings and 1 Boarder.

1911 Census - 14 Seddon Street, Salford.  Son -
aged: 14 (listed as HENRY Rigby) - occ: Junior
Store Keeper Carrier - born: Hulme, Manchester.   
Head of household - Caroline Rigby - Widow - aged:
54 - occ: Provision Dealer - born: Haydock,
Lancashire.   Plus 2 elder siblings and 1

1939 National Registration - No Trace.

CWD Report No. 37.   Killed at 38 Melville Road,
Stretford, from where his body was recovered on
the 24th December 1940 and taken to the City Road
Mortuary, Old Trafford.    His body was identified
by his son - Walter Rigby, 32 Clifton Avenue,
Fallowfield, Manchester and released for burial to
the Farnworth & Kearsley Co-op Undertakers,
Farnworth.    Described as being 5 feet 9 inches
in height with dark brown hair.

Death registered in Stretford Borough.  Buried at
Weaste on 02/01/1941.

CWGC - Air Raid Warden; of 38 Melville Road.
Husband of H. Rigby. Died at 38 Melville Road.

Apparently, Edith Woodhead of No.30 Melville Road,
refused to go down into the air rad shelter when
the Alert sounded, so Henry Rigby, who was an Air
Raid Warden of No.38 Melville Road decided to stay
with her - they were both killed.

Stretford (Trafford MBC)
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