Thomas Hill Snr.

Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.32 Stanley Road, Old Trafford
Died Address:32 Stanley Road, Old Trafford
Grave Details:Communal
Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born on the 1st May 1874, the birth being
registered during the September quarter 1873 in
the Congleton R.D. - ref: 8a/289.

Married - Diana Alice Aston during the December
quarter 1893 in the Atcham R.D. - ref: 6a/1317.

1901 Census - Stamford Street, Ashton Upon Mersey.
  Head of household - Thomas Hill - Married -
aged: 26 - occ: Tramway Inspector - born: Holmes
Chapel.   Also - Diana A Hill - Wife - aged: 28 -
born: Worcester.  Plus 5 children.

1911 Census - 145 Second Avenue, Trafford Park,
Manchester.    Head of household - Thomas Hill -
Married - aged: 36 - occ: Tramway Inspector -
born: Holmes Chapel.    Diana Alice Hill - Wife -
aged: 37 - born: Worcester.    Plus 7 children,
one of whom was Thomas Jnr. - aged: 5 - Scholar -
born: Trafford Park, who was also killed in this

1939 National Registration - 32 Stanley Road,
Stretford.    Thomas Hill - Married - Born: 1st
May 1874 - occ: Firewood Merchant.   Diana O. Hill
- Married - Born: 30th August 1872 - occ:
Incapacitated.   Thomas Hill - Single - Born: 21st
May 1905 - occ: Printers Clerk (Costing).  
Charles Dakin - Single - Born: 9th December 1901 -
occ: Locomotive Fireman.    Also recorded as a
separate family are the Ricketts family who were
also killed in this incident, together with
Charles Dakin.

Killed when a land mine landed on Stanley Road,
Old Trafford.   This was the worst single incident
in terms of loss of life in the whole of Greater
Manchester during WW2.   In total, thirty three
persons were killed.

One of 19 Unidentified Bodies buried in the
Communal Grave at Stretford Cemetery.   His wife -
Diana Alice and their son, also - Thomas, were
both killed in this incident, as was their married
daughter - Nellie Smith and her husband William
Harcourt Smith.

CWGC - of 32 Stanley Road, Old Trafford. Husband
of Diana Hill. Died at 32 Stanley Road.

Stretford (Trafford MBC)
Memorials found on:
Stretford Communal
Stretford WW2 Book
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