Frederick Noah Hodcroft

How Died:Falling Debris
Incident Date:07/10/1940
Incident Address.Westwood Road, Stretford
Died Address:Westwood Road, Stretford
C.W.D. No.1
Grave Details:P-1/447
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1898 in the
Barton on Irwell R.D. - ref: 8c/708, the son of
Noah & Mary Hodcroft (nee Dyas).

1901 Census - 3 Chapel Place, Stretford - Only his
father is listed at this address - he is aged: 34
- occ: Perfumer's Assistant.  No trace of his
mother - Mary and the young Frederick.

1911 Census - 52 Mitford St Stretford.    Son -
aged: 12 - Scholar - born: Stretford.   Head of
Household - Noah Hodcroft (father) - Married -
aged: 44 - occ: Chemist's Warehouseman - born:
Stretford.   Plus Mary Hodcroft (mother) - Wife -
aged: 45 - born: Minderley, Shropshire.

Frederick married Helena Carrollan during the June
quarter 1939 in the Barton on Irwell R.D. - ref:

1939 National Registration - 32 Westwood Road,
Stretford.    Frederick N. Hodcroft- Married -
born on the 9th September 1898 - occ: Gas
Inspector (Refrigerator Works).   Helena Hodcroft
(Hodcroft crossed out and DOLAN inserted - she
married Harold J. Dolan in 1949) - Married - born
on the 5th October 1900 - occ: Unpaid Domestic
Duties.    Mary Ann Carroll - Single - born on the
24th March 1893 - occ; Tailoress.

Helena was also injured at 32 Westwood Road. 
Helena was born Helena Carroll during the June
quarter 1898 in the Burnley R.D. - ref: 8e/212.

Aged 45, residing at 52 Mitford Street, Stretford.
  Frederick, a gas works employee, was killed on
the 7th October when an high explosive bomb
dropped at 21.11 hrs on 32 Westwood Road, off
Sevenways, Stretford.   He was buried in an
unmarked grave in Stretford Cemetery.   His wife,
Helena Hodcroft was also seriously injured in this

CWD Report No. 1.   Died as a result of falling
debris at 32 Westwood Road, Stretford, from where
his body was recovered at 03.00 hrs on the 8th
October 1941 and taken to the Church Street
Mortuary, Stretford.   His body was identified by
a friend - J.E. O'Donaghue and released for burial
to F. Gibbon, 138 Barton Road, Stretford.   
Described as being 5 feet 9 inches in height and
having brown hair and blue eyes.   He was wearing
a black serge suit, a black waterproof coat marked
'S & DGB', black lace-up boots, and a steel helmet
with 'G' marked on it ('FG' = Fire Guard???)

Cem records state that he was a 42 year old Gas
Works Employee.

Buried 12/10/1940 - Burial No. 17,762.

CWGC - Son of Noah Hodcroft, of 52 Mitford Street.
Died at Westwood Road.

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