Marion Spencer

How Died:Blast
Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.27 Woodstock Road, Firswood
Died Address:27 Woodstock Road, Firswood
C.W.D. No.52
Grave Details:M-1/45
Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born - Marion Hargreaves during the March quarter
1904 in the Clitheroe R.D. - ref: 8e/281, the
daughter of Peter Robert & Gertrude Hargreaves
(nee Langtree).

1911 Census - 28 Salford, Clitheroe, Lancashire.  
 Daughter - aged: 5 - Scholar - born: Clitheroe,
Lancashire.    Head of household - Peter R.
Hargreaves - Married - aged: 38 - occ: Chip Potato
Shopkeeper - born: Bury, Lancashire.   Also -
Gertrude Hargreaves - Wife - aged: 36 - born:
Blackburn, Lancashire.   Plus 2 siblings,
including, Edward who to later identify her body
and that of her husband and daughter.

Married Stanley Spencer during the June quarter
1931 in the Manchester South R.D. - ref: 8d/261.

1939 National Registration - 27 Woodstock Road,
Stretford.   Stanley Spencer - Married - born:
12th April 1903 - occ: Mens Salesman Wholesale.   
Marion Spencer - Married - born: 6th December 1903
- occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.   Jean M. Spencer -
Single - born: 21st September 1932 - At School.

CWD Report No. 52.    Died as a result of blast at
27 Woodstock Road, Firswood, Stretford, from where
her body was recovered at 06.15 hrs on the 23rd
December 1940 and taken to the City Road Mortuary.
    Her body was identified by her brother -
Edward Hargreaves, Downing Street, Manchester and
released for burial to the Manchester & Salford
Co-op Funeral Department.    Described as being 5
feet 6 inches in height and of medium Build.

Buried 27/12/1940 - Burial No. 17,866.   Marion's
hiusband and daughter were both killed in the

Five people died in this incident.  Stanley
Spencer, his wife - Marion Spencer and their
daughter - Jean Marion Spencer at No. 27 together
with two of their neighbours - Edwin & Emily Wood
at No. 29.

CWGC - Wife of Stanley Spencer. Died at 27
Woodstock Road.

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