Eric Moors

Rank:ARP Rescue Service
How Died:Buried by Masonry
Incident Date:25/10/1941
Incident Address.12 Wright Street
Died Address:12 Wright Street
C.W.D. No.19
Grave Details:T/557
Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Altrincham (Hale) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born on the 30th November 1916, the birth being
registered during the December quarter 1916 in the
Bucklow R.D. - ref: 8a/254, the son of Frederick
Joseph & Edith Moors (nee Vost).

He married Marion Brittain during the September
quarter 1941 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/817.
 His wife was also killed in this incident.  They
had been married for only a few weeks when he was

1939 National Registration - 173 Manchester Road,
Altrincham.   Eric Moors - Single - born: 30th
November 1916 - occ: Plumber & A.F.S. Altrincham. 
 Frederick Moors - Married - born: 25th August
1877 - occ: Shopkeeper (Sweets & Tobacconist).  
Edith Moors - Married - born: 28th February 1884 -
occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.

CWD Ref No. 19 - 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 his father, Frederick
Joseph Moors, now at 173 Manchester Rd,

A.R.P. Rescue Service; of 12 Wright Street. Son of
Frederick Joseph and Edith Moors, of 173
Manchester Road; husband of Marion Moors. Died at
12 Wright Street

Buried 30/10/1941 - Burial No. 11,104.

His father, Frederick Joseph 03/03/1948 and his
mother, Edith died 04/01/1981 aged 96 years.

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

His father, 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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