Stanley 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.54
Grave Details:M-1/45
Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1903 in the Barton
upon Irwell R.D. - refr: 8c/729, the son of Edward
H. & Winifred Spencer (nee Hodkinson).

1911 Census - 9 Khartown Street, Old Trafford.  
Son - aged: 7 - Scholar - born: Stretford.   Head
of household - Edward H. Spencer - Married - aged:
42 - occ: Cotton Salesman - born: Chester.    Also
- Winifred Spencer - Wife - aged: 42 - born:
Bolton, Lancashire.   Plus 2 elder brothers.

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

1939 National Registration - 27 Woodstock Road,
Firswood, Stretford.   Stanley Spencer - Married -
born: 12th April 1903 - occ: Meat Salesman -
Wholesale.  There is an overwritten note stating
that he was "Manager National Food Dept. Deputy
Pork Meat Agent".  Marion Spencer - Married -
born: 6th December 1903 - occ: Unpaid Domestic
Duties.  Jean M. Spencer - Single - born: 21st
September 1932 - occ: At School.

CWD Report No. 54.  Died as a result of blast at
27 Woodstock Road, Firswood, Stretford, from where
his body was recovered at 07.15 hrs on the 23rd
December 1940 and taken to the City Road Mortuary,
Old Trafford.    His body was identified by his
brother-in-law - Edward Hargreaves, Downing
Street, Manchester and released for burial to the
Manchester & Salford Co-op Funeral Department.

His wife and daughter were also killed in this

Employed as a Meat Inspectors Manager.

Buried 27/12/1940 - Burial No. 17,865.

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.  The two families were each in their
respective Anderson Shelters at the time.

CWGC - Husband of Marion Spencer. Died at 27
Woodstock Road.

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