David Roderick Roberts

Incident Date:01/01/1941
Incident Address.East Union Street - Police Station
Died Address:Abbotsfield Hospital, Flixton
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Salford (Peel Green) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1892 in the
Llanwrst R.D. - ref: 11b/316.

1901 Census - Bryn Awel, Penmachno (Carnarvon),
Denbighshire.    Nephew - aged: 8 - born:
Penmachno, Carnarvonshire.    Head of household -
Elizabeth Jones - Widow - aged: 75 - born:
Penmachno, Carnarvonshire.   Plus 4 cousins and 3

1911 Census - Eidda Fawr Farm Eidda Yspytty,
Denbighshire.    Gwas - aged: 16 - occ: Cow Man -
born: Penmachno Carnarvonshire.

1939 National Registration - No Trace.

A member of the Police War Reserve, he was one of
six Police Officers killed when a Land Mine fell
onto the East Union Street Police Station, Old
Trafford  on the first night of the Manchester
Christmas Blitz.   Four were killed instantly -
two died a few days later.

Died at Abbotsfield Hospital, Urmston as a result
of injuries sustained at Old Trafford on the

Death registered in Urmston Borough.  Not
commemorated in the Stretford WW2 Memorial Book.

CWGC - Constable, Police War Reserve; of 33
Winifred Road. Injured 24 December 1940, at Old
Trafford, Stretford; died at Abbotsfield Hospital,

See also the Lancashire Constabulary Roll of

Stretford (Trafford MBC)
Urmston (Trafford MBC)
Memorials found on:
Stretford Borough Police
Lancashire Constabulary
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