Benjamin Schofield

Rank:Fireman AFS (Oldham)Number:1013
Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.Trafford Park
Died Address:Trafford Park
C.W.D. No.43
Grave Details:Section GA-129 Grave No.79846
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Oldham (Chadderton) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1906 in the Oldham
R.D. - ref: 8d/647, the son of Benjamin & Lily
Schofield (nee Ward).

1911 Census - 31 Mitchell Street, Oldham.   Son -
aged: 4 - born: not stated.     Head of household
- Benjamin Schofield - Married - aged: 30 - occ:
Foreman Bricklayer - born: Oldham.  Also Lily
Schofield - Wife - aged: 25 - born: Oldham.   
Plus 2 siblings.

Married Olive Brooke during the September quarter
1931 in the Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/2393 and they
resided at 25 Hathershaw Lane, Oldham.

1939 National Registration - 25 Hathershaw Lane,
Oldham.   Benjamin Schofield - Married - born: 
21st April 1906 - occ: Shop Assistant in Co-op
Grocery store.  Olive Schofield - Married - born:
27th October 1908 - occ: Shop Assistant (furs &

Sent down from his base at Oldham Fire Station to
assist the local firemen at Trafford Park during
the Manchester Blitz 22nd/23rd & 23rd/24th
December 1940.

CWD Report No. 43.   Died at Trafford Park, from
where his body was recovered at 13.00 hrs on the
24th December 1940 and taken to the City Road
Mortuary, Old Trafford.  His body was identified
by a friend - H.P. Mills, 27 Ethel Street, Oldham
and released for burial to Mrs. Schofield.

Death registered during the December quarter 1940
in the Barton upon Irwell R.D. - ref: 8c/1002c.   
Buried on 28/12/1940.

Death reported in the ----------------- edition of
the ------------------------------- which states
that he resided at 25 Hathershaw Lane, Oldham.  
He was married and employed at the Oldham
Industrial Cooperative Society, Oldham and joined
the Fire Service on the 11th September 1940. 
Memorial service prior to interment, held at the
Middleton Road Methodist Church.

CWGC - Fireman, Oldham. A.F.S.; of 25 Hathershaw
Lane, Oldham. Husband of Olive Schofield. Died at
Trafford Park.

Commemorated on the Oldham Fire Brigade War
Memorial and the Oldham Town War Memorial.

Stretford (Trafford MBC)
Memorials found on:
Oldham Fire Brigade
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