William Hector Varah

Rank:Fireman AFS (Stretford)
How Died:Blast
Incident Date:22/12/1940
Incident Address.Shrewsbury Street, Old Trafford
Died Address:Shrewsbury Street, Old Trafford
C.W.D. No.30
Grave Details:Communal
Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Manchester (Southern) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1910 in the Chorlton
R.D. - ref: 8c/858, the son of John Edward &
Elizabeth Annie Varah (nee Ellams).

His father's first wife, was a Maria Riley and in
1891 his father aged: 25 & Maria aged: 27, were
residing at 280 Abbeydale Road, Ecclesall Bierlow,
Sheffield.    Maria died in the Chorlton R.D
during the March quarter 1896 - aged: 32.

In 1901, William's father - John Edward Varah,
along with his four children, was listed as a
widower at the house of John's brother-in-law -
Edward N. Adams and his wife at 9 Marriott Street,
Withington, Manchester.

1911 Census - No trace of William, ANYWHERE, but
his father John Edward Varah is still a widower
and, along with his four teenage children, is
still residing at the house of his brother-in-law
at 60 Wilmslow Road Withington Manchester, just
three houses along from his future wife.

His father married his next door but two neighbour
- Annie E. Ellams during the September quarter
1912 in the Chorlton R.D. - ref: 8c/2055.    In
1911, Annie was residing with her widowed father
at 66 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester. 
[Although now recorded as Annie E. Ellams, her
birth registration states Elizabeth Annie].

William married Doris Harrington during the
September quarter 1937 in the Manchester South
R.D. - ref: 8d/625.

1939 National Registration - 8 Willoughby Avenue,
Manchester.   William H. Varah - Married - born:
20th February 1910 - occ: Manager - Outfitters.  
Doris Varah - Married - born: 30th December 1909 -
occ: Shop Assistant - Outfitters.   Jane E. Barlow
- Married - born: 16th March 1906 - occ: Unpaid
Domestic Duties.   There is one redacted record
for the Varahs and one for the Barlows.

CWD Report No. 30.  Died as a result of a direct
hit from an H.E. bomb at Seymour Park, Old
Trafford, from where his remains were recovered at
15.00 hrs on the 26th December 1940 and taken to
the City Road Mortuary, Old Trafford.    His
remains were identified by a friend - Section
Officer W.R. Shaw A.F.S. to whom they were
released for burial.    Employed in the Millers
Store, Manchester.

He was a manager at Millers Store, Manchester.  
Killed at Seymour Park, Stretford ??????

Manchester Cemetery records state that he lived at
No. 1 Shrewsbury St, Old Trafford, but his CWD
record states that he resided at 44 Poplar Grove,
Brooklands, Sale.

Commemorated on the Manchester Fire Brigade
Memorial and the "Nozzle" Memorial and the
Manchester City FB Memorial.

The "Nozzle" Memorial states that he died
instantly together with Roy Skelton at the
Unitarian Church on Shrewsbury Road, Old

CWGC - Fireman, A.F.S.; of 44 Poplar Grove,
Brooklands. Died at Seymour Park.

CWD No.30 states that he was killed by a direct
hit of an HE bomb.   Only a foot and his breast
were recovered.

Stretford (Trafford MBC)
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