Constance Marmon

How Died:Blast & Falling Debris
Incident Date:22/12/1940
Incident Address.135 Clifton Street, Old Trafford
Died Address:135 Clifton Street, Old Trafford
C.W.D. No.50
Grave Details:B-1/40 Unmarked
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born Constance Marsh on the 8th September 1891,
the birth being registered during the December
quarter 1891 in the Wetherby R.D. - ref: 9a/107,
the daughter of Fred & Alice Marsh (nee

1901 Census - 46 Barrett Street, Stretford.   
Daughter - aged: 9 - born: Wetherby, Yorkshire.   
Head of household - Fred Marsh - Married - aged:
39 - occ: Grocers Worker - born: Connisborough,
Yorkshire.   Also - Alice Marsh - Wife - aged: 41
- born: Belton, Yorkshire.  Plus Fred's step-son,
niece and nephew.

1911 Census - Shakespeare Hotel, Spring Gardens,
Buxton.     Servant - Unmarried - aged: 20 - occ:
Hotel Barmaid - born: Wetherby, Yorkshire.

Her parents - Fred & Alice Marsh were now residing
at 135 Clifton Street, Old Trafford.    Fred was
now a 48 year old Shipping Clerk.

Married William F. Marmon during the June quarter
1922 in the Barton on Irwell R.D. - ref: 8c/1375
and resided at 135 Clifton Street, originally, the
home of her parents.

1939 National Registration - 135 Clifton Street,
Stretford.   William F. Marmon - Married - Born:
2nd July 1878 - occ: Commissionaire.   Constance
Marmon - Married - Born: 8th September 1891 - occ:
Unpaid Domestic Duties.  There is one redacted
record at this address - presumably their son -
Fred H. Marmon (b.1922).   Constance's father -
Fred Marsh, was also listed at this address.

William Marmon was inured in this incident at 135
Clifton Street, Brooks's Bar and taken to
Withington Infirmary.

CWD Report No. 50.    Died as a result of blast
and falling debris at 135 Clifton Strret, Old
Trafford, from where her body was recovered at
15.15 hrs on the 23rd December 1940.     Her body
was identified by her son - Fred Marsh, 14
Woodliffe Street, Old Trafford and released for
burial to G. Loftus (Undertakers), Moss Lane,
Hulme.     Described as being 5 feet 3 inches in
height and of heavy build.

Killed due to the explosion of a Land Mine.   
Buried 28/12/1940 - Burial No. 17,869.

Story related in 2004 by Julie Wickham - We were
lucky because a parachute mine had landed at the
end of Clifton Street and several houses had
collapsed into the cellars, including our previous
house, 61. It was never rebuilt and the site is
now part of the playing field for a new school,
built after the war.

CWGC - Killed at 135 Clifton Street.

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