Kathleen Grace Ridd

How Died:Blast & Falling Debris
Incident Date:22/12/1940
Incident Address.133 Clifton Street, Old Trafford
Died Address:133 Clifton Street, Old Trafford
C.W.D. No.27
Grave Details:B-1/227
Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1910 in the
Gower R.D. - ref: 11a/1263, the daughter of George
& Ethel Pattie Ridd (nee Gent).

1911 Census - 1911 Census - 91 Shrubland Street,
Leamington, Warwickshire.   Daughter - aged: 8
months - born: Swansea, Glamorganshire.    Head of
household - George Ridd - Married - aged: 36 -
occ: Journeyman Tailor - born: Llansamlet,
Glamorganshire.     Also - Ethel Ridd - Wife -
aged: 36 - born: Paddington, London.    Plus 3
elder sisters.

1939 National Registration - 133 Clifton Street,
Stretford.   George Ridd - Widowed - born on the
1st June 1874 - occ: Tailor (Retired).   Kathleen
G. Ridd - Single - born on the 23rd June 1910 -
occ: Secretary (General Merchant).  Ellen E.
Elwell - Single - born on the 7th May 1909 - occ:
Housekeeper.   George Heaps - Married - born on
the 30th July 1912 - occ; Carpenter (Builder).

CWD Report No. 27.   Died as a result of blast &
falling debris at 133 Clifton Street, Old
Trafford, from where her body was recovered at
12.15 hrs on the 1st January 1941 and taken to the
City Road Mortuary, Old Trafford.     Her body was
identified by her brother-in-law - Thomas
Harthill, 19 Rosslyn Road, Firswood, husband of
her sister - Lora (Lorna) and released for burial
to the Council's Undertaker Contractor - R.
Pepperdine, 31 Ayres Road, Old Trafford.  
Described as being 5 feet 3 inches in height and
of Slight build.  Employed as a

Buried 06/01/1941 - Burial No. 17,920.   Her
father - George Ridd was also killed in this

Killed due to the explosion of a Land Mine.

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 - of 133 Clifton Street, Old Trafford.
Daughter of George and of the late Ethel Pattie
Ridd. Died at 133 Clifton Street.

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