Catherine Laybourne

How Died:Falling Debris
Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.28 Stanley Road, Old Trafford
Died Address:28 Stanley Road, Old Trafford
C.W.D. No.74
Grave Details:Comm/439
Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Presumably born in Canada in 1924, the daughter of
George & Jane Ellen Laybourne (nee Brownless).

On the 22nd June 1922 her parents - George & Jane
emigrated to Canada aboard the HMS Empress of
India.   Their UK address was given as 1
Hartlepool  Street, Thornley, Durham.   George was
a recorded as being a 32 year old Miner and Jane
she as a 31 year old housewife.   There are no UK
records of the birth of their children, who were
presumably born in Canada.

1939 National Registration - 9 Princess Avenue,
Stretford.   A total of eight people resided at
this address in 1939 - Nos. 1-4 were the Laybourne
family.   George Laybourne - Married - Born: 25th
June 1890 - occ: General Labourer at Soap Factory.
  Jane E. Laybourne - Married - Born: 1st July
1891 - occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.   There were
two redacted records - presumably their two
children - Catherine & George Jnr.

CWD Report No. 74.    Died as a result of falling
debris at 28 Stanley Road, Old Trafford, from
where her body was recovered at 15.45 hrs on the
9th January 1941 and taken to the City Road
Mortuary, Old Trafford.    Her body was identified
by her cousin - J. Hutchinson and released for
burial to the Council's Undertaker Contractor - R.
Pepperdine, 31 Ayres Road, Old Trafford.  
Employed as an Office Girl.

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.

Buried 15/01/1941 - Burial No. 17,938.

CWGC - of 9 Princes Avenue. Daughter of George and
Jane Laybourne. Died at 28 Stanley Road.

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