Alphonse Richard Seel (or Turner)

How Died:Blast & Falling Masonry
Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.Corn Product Ltd, Trafford Park
Died Address:Corn Product Ltd, Trafford Park
C.W.D. No.99
Grave Details:G - 263
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Salford (Weaste) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1904 in the Salford
R.D. - ref: 8d/112.   Birth registered as Alphonse
Richard Seel.   He was adopted by George & Annie

1911 Census - 44 North Hill Street, Salford.  
Adopted son - aged: 7 - Scholar - born: Salford.  
 Head of household - George Turner - Married (28
years) - aged: 50 - occ: Carrier - born: Salford. 
   Also listed - Annie Turner - wife - aged: 40 -
born: Salford.   They had produced one child who
had died.

Alphonse married Edith Roberts during the December
quarter 1929 in the Salford R..D. - ref: 8d/679
and they resided at 108 Robert Hall Street,

1939 National Registration - 108 Robert Hall
Street, Salford.    Alphonse R. Seel - Married -
born: 19th March 1904 - occ: Electrician at
Glucose Factory.   Edith Seel - Married - born:
8th August 1907 - occ Garment Machinist.

CWD Report No. 99.    Recorded wrongly as Alphonse
STEEL otherwise Turner.    Died as a result of
blast and falling masonry at Corn Products Ltd.
Trafford Park, from where his body was recovered
at 16.30 hrs on the 24th December 1940 and taken
to the Church Street Moruary, Stretford.    His
body was identified by his brother-in-law -
William Wilding, 64 Harmsworth Street, Salford to
whom his body was released for burial.  He was
employed as an Electrician.

Killed at Corn Product Ltd.     Corn Products over
the years has had several names but always on the
same site (south side of the canal near the new
Centenary Bridge).   Names have included:  Brown &
Polson;  CPC(UK) Ltd;  Cerestar and now

M.I. "Till we meet again".

CWGC - (or TURNER). of 108 Robert Hall Street,
Salford. Died at Corn Product Ltd.

His widow married Alfred Worsley during the March
quarter 1942 in the Bolton R.D. - ref: 8c/681.

45th Lancashire (Ford's Motors Trafford Park)
Battalion, Home Guard.

A company of Local Defence Volunteers, the
original Home Guard, was raised by K. G. Maxwell
on behalf of Trafford Park firms.   After various
changes in organization, this force became the
45th County of Lancaster Battalion Home Guard,
over 4000 strong, of which C Company containing
the two M-V works units was commanded successively
by E. Strong and H. Lawson-Jones.   By this time
the company specialist officers were entirely M-V
men, and the Battalion headquarters staff mainly

The 45th Battalion Home Guard was known as 45th
Lancashire (Ford's Motor's Trafford Park)
Battalion, Home Guard.  Administered by the
Lancashire County Territorial Force Association.  
Manchester Regiment badged Home Guard Battalions
were the:

23rd Lancashire (Oldham) Battalion,  25th
Lancashire (Leigh) Battalion,  26th Lancashire
(Wigan) Battalion, 
44th Lancashire (Stretford) Battalion,  45th
Lancashire (Ford Motors Trafford Park) Battalion, 
46th (South Manchester Renold Chains), 
47th (Wythenshawe),  48th (Manchester/Ardwick), 
49th (A V Roe, Newton Heath),  50th (Ancoats), 
51st (Ashton under Lyne), 
56th (Manchester/Post Office),  58th
(Manchester/Post Office).  59th (Manchester/Post
Office),  61st (Manchester University) 
63rd (A V Roe Chadderton).   In addition there
were five Home Guard Rocket Batteries badged
Manchester Regiment.

Stretford (Trafford MBC)
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