Emily Finch

How Died:Land Mine
Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.101 Duke Street, Old Trafford
Died Address:101 Duke Street, Old Trafford
C.W.D. No.78
Grave Details:Comm/336
Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Stretford WW2 Book
Extra Information:
Born Emily Geddes on the 31st May 1886, the birth
being registered during the June quarter 1886 in
the Chorlton R.D. - ref: 8c/950.

1891 Census - No Trace.

1901 Census - 9 Dawsons Buildings, Hulme.   
Daughter - aged: 14 - occ: Machinist of Baby Linen
- born: Hulme.     Head of household - Elizabeth
Geddes - Widow - aged: 52 - born: Salford.    
Plus 2 elder brothers.

1911 Census - 2 Cuba Street, Hulme, Manchester.   
Wife - Married - aged: 24 - born: Hulme.     Head
of household - John William Finch - Married -
aged: 25 - occ: Pattern Card Maker - born:

Married John William Finch during the March
quarter 1910 in the Chorlton R.D. - ref: 8c/1205. 
 John was also killed in this incident, as was her
son and daughter-in-Law.

1939 National Registration - 99 Duke Street, Old
Trafford.    John W. Finch - Married - born: 12th
February 1886 - occ: Gas Works Labourer (Heavy
Worker) & A.R.P. Decontamination, Stretford.  
Emily Finch - Married - born: 31st May 1886 - occ:
Unpaid Domestic Duties.  Hilda Finch - Single -
born: 4th February 1922 - occ: Die Stamper
(Printers).   Hilda married her neighbour at 100
Duke Street - John Higginson in 1941.

CWD Report No. 78.   Died at 101 Duke Street, Old
Trafford from where her body was recovered at
16.20 hrs on the 23rd December 1940 and taken to
the City Road Mortuary, Old Trafford.   Her body
was identified by her son - J. Finch, 43 Langshaw
Street, Old Trafford and released for burial to
the Council's contracted undertaker - R.
Pepperdine (Undertakers), 31 Ayres Road, Old
Trafford.    Described as being just 5 feet in
height with a 'full' build.

Buried 30/12/1940 - Burial No. 17,878.

CWGC - of 101 Duke Street, Old Trafford. Wife of
John William Finch. Died at 101 Duke Street.

The Finch family comprising - the parents - their
son and their daughter-in-Law were all killed in
this incident.

Stretford (Trafford MBC)
Memorials found on:
Stretford Communal
Stretford WW2 Book
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