William Ransome Arnold

Rank:ARP Ambulance
Incident Date:22/12/1940
Incident Address.94 Gilda Brook Road, Eccles
Died Address:94 Gilda Brook Road, Eccles
Grave Details:2E/4
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Catherine's Churchyard, Dumplington
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born on the 28th December 1898, the birth being
registered during the December quarter 1898 in the
Salford R.D. - ref: 8d/24, the youngest son of
Henry & Mary Jane Arnold (nee Broughton).

1901 Census - 23 Worsley Road, Patricroft, Eccles.
  Son - aged: 2 - born: Salford.   Head of
household - Henry Arnold - Married - aged: 44 -
occ: Velvet Dyer's Clerk - born: Salford.   Also
Mary Jane Arnold - Wife - aged: 38 - born: Eye,
Northamptonshire.   Plus 3 elder siblings and 1

1911 Census - 25 Devonshire Road, Eccles.   Son -
aged: 14 - occ: Messenger Boy - born: Salford.  
Head of household - Henry Arnold - Married - aged:
55 - occ: Clerk Velvet Dept & Finisher - born:
Salford.   Also Mary Jane Arnold - Wife - aged: 48
- born: Eye, Northamptonshire.   Plus 2 elder

Married - Elizabeth A. Smith during the June
quarter 1922 in the Barton upon Irwell R.D. - ref:

1939 National Registration - 20 Boardman Street,
Eccles.   William R. Arnold - Married - born: 28th
September 1898 - occ: Printer Linotype Operator.  
Elizabeth A. Arnold - Married - born: 19th
February 1897 - occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties. 
Margaret E. Arnold - Single - born: 22nd November
1923 - occ: Confectioners Apprentice.   William
H.R. Arnold - Single - born: 18th November 1927 -
At School.

CWGC - A.R.P. Ambulance Driver. Son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Arnold, of 8 Boardman Street,
Barton Lane; husband of Elizabeth Ann Arnold, of
20 Boardman Street. Died at 94 Gilda Brook Road.

94 Gilda Road, Eccles was a First Aid Post and a
total of sixteen people were killed in this
incident.  Eleven at No.94 and five members of the
Thompson family next door at No.96.  1 Air Raid
Warden, 1 ARP Ambulance Driver, 7 civilians and 7
First Aid personnel.

Mi.I. St. Catherine's.  Treasured memories of
William Ransome the beloved husband of Elizabeth
Ann ARNOLD, died 22nd December 1940, aged: 42
years.  In the midst of life, we are in death.   
My thanks to Mike Berrell for William's burial
Eccles (Salford MBC)
Memorials found on:
St. Michael’s, Peel Green
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