Marion Moors

How Died:Falling Masonry
Incident Date:25/10/1941
Incident Address.12 Wright Street
Died Address:12 Wright Street
C.W.D. No.20
Grave Details:T/557
Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Altrincham (Hale) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1921 in the
Manchester R.D. - ref: 8d/435, the daughter of
James H. & Ida Brittain (nee Fryer).

1939 National Registration - 47 West Avenue,
Northwich, Cheshire.    James H. Brittain -
Married - born: 1st March 1897 - occ: Cake &
Bicuit Salesman (Travelling).   Ida Britain -
Married - born: 27th October 1898 - occ: Unpaid
Domestic Duties.  There were two other persons
listed but their details blanked out under the 100
 year rule.   Presumably one of them was Marion.

She had been married for only a few weeks when she
was killed.   She married Eric Moores during the
Sep Qtr 1941 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/817.
 Her husband was also killed in this incident.

CWD Ref No. 20 - Buried by Masonry - Body (fully
dressed) found at 20.45hrs, 25/10/1941 - Taken to
A.B. Brookes & Son's Mortuary, Stamford New Road,
Altrincham - Identified by her father, J.H.
Brittain, 47 West Ave, Redheath, Norwich.

Buried 30/10/1941 - Burial No. 11,105.

M.I. - "Until we meet again".

Her father in law, Frederick Joseph Moors ran the
fish and chip shop at No. 12 Wright St, situated
on the corner of Wright St & Huxley St.

German Bombing Raid on Altrincham on the night of
the 25th/26th October 1941

This raid comprised a high level attack on the
Broadheath area of Altrincham in which 8 aircraft
took part, flying at a height of 13,000 ft.   The
raiders were heading in the direction of north
Wales and most stayed over the Liverpool area.

Red Warning was given at 20.35 hrs.   White
Warning at 22.15 hrs.   There was no Barrage
Balloon cover at the time, but the local Ack-Ack
Battery was deployed.

Wind speed at 15,000 ft: 30 ft per second.  At
20,000 ft: 34 ft per second.   Visibility was 4 to
5 miles.  Cloud base was between 5,000-10,000 ft. 
  Cloud density: 8/10th.

Two Parachute Mines fell simultaneously, causing
damage to 11 factories, a railway station, a
school and some shops.  Nine houses were totally
destroyed and 655 others sustained varying degrees
of damage.

Bombs landed 2,725 ft and 3,290 ft away from a 40
person 35 ft x 10 ft x 6 ft high steel "Anderson"
style shelter where 24 persons were taking cover. 
 There were no casualties at this shelter.

There were two domestic "Anderson" shelters some
40 ft away from No.1 crater, but were not affected
by the mines.

The destroyed houses were "old" cottage style
houses converted into shops, approximately 50
years old.  The area of damage was half a mile
radius.    Several small fires developed.

For more information of this raid - see GMBV
website - "Altrincham Raid - October 1940" under

Altrincham (Trafford MBC)
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