George Snr. 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.72
Grave Details:Comm/439
Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born in the Village of Brandon, Durham on the 25th
June 1890, the birth being registered during the
September quarter 1890 in the Durham R.D. - ref:
10a/378, the son of Thomas & Catherine Laybourne
(nee Faulkner).

1891 Census - Margaret Street, Brandon, Durham.  
Son - aged: 9 months - born: Brandon.   Head of
household - Thomas Laybourne - Married - aged: 35
- occ: Coal Miner - born: Lumby, Durham.   Also -
Catherine Laybourne - Wife - aged: 34 - born:
Middlesex.  Plus 1 elder brother.

1901 Census - 7 Arne Street, Wheatley Hill,
Wingate, Easington, Durham.   Son - aged:10 -
Scholar - born: Durham.  Head of household -
Thomas Laybourne - Married - aged: 45 - occ: Coal
Miner Hewer underground - born: Lumly, Durham.  
Also - Catherine Laybourne - Wife - aged: 23 -
born: Luton, Bedfordshire.  Plus 3 siblings and 1

1911 Census - 12 First Street, Wheatley Hill,
Thornley, Durham.   Boarderwith the Brownless
family (his future wife's family) aged: 20 - occ
Coal Miner Hewer - born: Sleetburn, Durham.   Head
of household - Thomas Brownless - Married - aged:
52 - occ: Coal Miner Hewer - born: Durham
Thornley.   Also - Hannah Brownless - Wife - aged:
52 - born: Monkwearmouth, Durham.   Plus 7
Brownless children including his wife to be - Jane
Ellen Brownless - aged: 19.

Married Jane Ellen Brownless during the June
quarter 1911 in the Easington R.D. - ref:

WO363 -  Employed as a Miner, he Attested into the
Royal Garrison Artillery - No. 44673 on the 21st
August 1914 and was discharged from the Army on
the 7th September 1914 as being unlikely to become
an efficient soldier.   His NoK was his wife who
was then residing at First Street, High Whitley
Hill, Durham.   He was 5 feet 6 3/4 inches in

On the 22nd June 1922 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

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. 72.    Died as a result of falling
debris at 28 Stanley Road, Old Trafford, from
where his body was rvcovered at 15.45 hrs on the
9th January 1941 and taken to the City Road
Mortuary, Old Trafford.    His body was identified
by his nephew - J. Hutchinson and released for
burial to the Council's Undertaker Contractor - R.
Pepperdine, 31 Ayres Road, Old Trafford.  
Employed as a Factory Hand.

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. 17,939.

CWGC - of 9 Princes Avenue. Husband of Jane
Laybourne. Died at 28 Stanley Road.

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