Thomas Hill Jnr.

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 21st May 1905, the birth being
registered during the June quarter 1905 in the
Barton on Irwell R.D. - ref: 8c/699, the son of
Thomas & Diana Alice Hill (nee Aston).

1911 Census - 145 Second Avenue, Trafford Park,
Manchester.     Son - aged: 6 - Scholar - born:
Trafford Park.     Head of household - Thomas Hill
- Married - aged: 36 - occ: Tramway Inspector -
born: Holmes Chapel.    Also - Diana Alice Hill -
Wife - aged: 37 - born: Worcester.    Plus 6

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
parents - Thomas & Alice Diana Hill were also
killed in this incident, as was his elder married
sister - Nellie Smith and her husband - William
Harcourt Smith.

CWGC - of 32 Stanley Road, Old Trafford. Son of
Thomas and Diana Hill. Died at 32 Stanley Road.

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