Charles Harfield

Rank:Fire Watcher
Incident Date:11/03/1941
Incident Address.922 Chester Road, Stretford - Yapps Ltd
Died Address:Withington Hospital
Grave Details:Q/1163 NC
Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Manchester (Southern) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born on the 17th January 1876, the birth being
registered during the June quarter 1877 in the
Alresford R.D. - ref: 2c/152, the son of William &
Mary Ann Harfield (nee Chivers).

1881 Census - 1 School Cottages, Brown Candover,
Hampshire.    Son - aged: 3 - born: Brown
Candover, Hampshire.   Head of household - William
Harfield - Married - aged: 42 - occ: Carter -
born: Brown Candover, Hampshire.   Also - Mary A.
Harfield - Wife - aged: 38 - born: Kingsworthy,
Hampshire. Plus 5 siblings.

1891 Census - Lone Barn Cottage, The Woolpack
Yard, Brown Candover, Hampshire.    Son - aged: 13
- Farm Labourer - born: Brown Candover, Hampshire.
  Head of household - Wiliam Harfield - Married -
aged: 53 - occ: Farm Labourer - born: Brown
Candover, Hampshire.    Also - Mary A. Harfield -
Wife - aged: 47 - born: Kingsworthy, Hampshire.   
Plus 1 younger brother.

1901 Census - Weston, Micheldever, Hampshire.   
Brother in Law - Unmarried - aged: 23 - occ:
General Labourer on Farm - born: Brown Candover,

1911 Census - 43 Brown Candover, Alresford,
Hampshire.    Head of household - Married - aged:
33 - occ: Estate Asstistant and Gamekeeper - born:
Hants Brown, Candover.     Also - Eva Harfield -
Wife - aged: 34 - born: Hants Preston, Candover.  
 Plus their 2 young children.

Married Lillian Sheppard during the March quarter
1919 in the Chorlton R.D. - ref: 8c/1147.

1939 National Registration - 35 Griffin Grove,
Levenshulme, Manchester.   Charles Harfield -
Married - born: 17th January 1876 - occ: General
Labourer.  Lillian Harfield - Married - born: 25th
February 1892 - occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.

Probably an employee of Yapps Laundry where he was
on Firewatching Duty.  Fatally injured at Yapps
(Laundry, Cleaners & Dyers) Ltd,  922 Chester Rd,
Stretford. and died the following day.  The death
being registered in Manchester City.  Buried in
the Manchester City Communal Civilian Grave.

CWGC - Firewatcher. Husband of Lillian Harfield,
of 35 Griffin Grove, Levenshulme. Injured 11 March
1941, at Yapps Ltd., Stretford; died at Withington
Hospital, Nell Lane.

A total of seven people were killed in this
incident that demolished Nos. 916 - 922 Chester
Road.  The Chimney breasts of No. 916 can still be
seen on No. 914.

Yapps Laundry had branches at Ashton Old Road,
Chorlton on Medlock and at Whitefield and

Stretford (Trafford MBC)
Memorials found on:
Manchester Communal
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