Walter Tomkinson

How Died:Blast
Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.57 Milton Road, Stretford
Died Address:57 Milton Road, Stretford
C.W.D. No.58
Grave Details:C-1/252 Unmarked
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1894 in the Chorlton
R.D. - ref: 8c/793, the adopted son of William &
Mary Hughes.

1901 Census - No Trace.

1911 Census - 4 Heath Street, Pendleton, Salford. 
  Adopted Son - aged: 17 - occ: Railway Porter -
born: Ardwick, Manchester.   Head of household -
William Hughes - Married - aged: 48 - occ: Dyers
Labourer - born: Ardwick.  Also - Mary Hughes -
Wife - aged: 49 - born: Birkenhead.  Plus a youger
adopted sister.- Louisa Whalley. 

Married Mary Ann Camm during the June quarter 1915
in the Salford R.D. - ref: 8d/137 and they resided
at 57 Milton Road, Gorse Hill, Stretford.

1939 National Registration - 57 Milton Road,
Stretford.   Mary Tomkinson - Married - born: 18th
March 1893 - occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.   Walter
Tomkinson - Single - born: 26th May 1919 - occ:
Tea Delivery Clerk.   May Tomkinson - Single -
born: 4th September 1920 - occ: Grocery Packer.  
Walter was not at this address on that date.

CWD Report No. 58.   Died as a result of blast at
57 Milton Road, Stretford, from where his body was
recovered on the 24th December 1940 and taken to
the City Road Mortuary, Old Trafford.    His body
was identified by his son George W. Tomkinson, No.
948070 Royal Artillery, to whom it was released
for burial.    Described as being 5 feet 5 inches
in height, of slim build, with grey hair and brown
eyes.   His wife's body was released for burial to
the Council's Undertaker Contractor - R.
Pepperdine, 31 Ayres Road, Old Trafford - although
not recorded on Walter's record, it is to be
assumed that his body was as well.

Employed as a Motor Driver.   Residied at No. 7
Milton Rd according to Stretford Memorial Book???

His wife - Mary Tomkinson was also killed in this

Buried 31/12/1940 - Burial No. 17,905.  Unmarked

CWGC - Husband of Mary Tomkinson. Died at 57
Milton Road.

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