David Henry Wilson

Rank:Air Raid Warden
How Died:Blast
Incident Date:23/12/1940
Incident Address.64 Norton Street, Old Trafford
Died Address:64 Norton Street, Old Trafford
C.W.D. No.55
Grave Details:E/23 (sp)
Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born in Scotland on the 7th November 1887, the son
of George & Margaret Wilson.

1901 Census - No Trace.

Married Emily Fairweather during the March quarter
1910 in the Chorlton R.D. - ref: 8c/1361.

1911 Census - 18 Henrietta Street, Old Trafford.  
Boarder - Married - aged: 23 - occ: Furniture
Salesman - born: Scotland.   Also - Emily Wilson -
Niece to head of household (David's wife) -
Married - aged: 35 - born: Hulme, Manchester.   
Plus their son - David Henry Wilson - Grand nephew
to the head of household - aged: 6 months - born:
Stretford.   There was also 4 members of Emily's
Fairweather family residing there.   The Head of
household was Emily Mary Lancaster - Single -
aged: 58  - born: Manchester.

1939 National Registration - 64 Norton Street,
Stretford.   David Wilson - Married - born: 7th
November 1887 - occ: Senior Clerk Textiles.   
Emily Wilson - Married - born: 3rd July 1875 -
occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.   Margaret D. Wilson
- Single - born: 6th May 1886 - occ: Seamstress.  
David H. Wilson Single - born: 24th  September
1910 - occ: Assistant Bank Manager.   George B.
Wilson - Single - born: 11th May 1913 - occ:
Senior Office Clerk.

CWD Report No. 55.    Died as a result of blast at
Norton Street, Old Trafford, from where his body
was recovered at 14.20 hrs on the 23rd December
1940 and taken to the City Road Mortuary, Old
Trafford.    His body was identified by his son -
David H. Wilson, 11 Fulford Street, Old Trafford
and released for burial to the Council's
Undertaker Contractor - R. Pepprerdine, 31 Ayres
Road, Old Trafford.   Described as being 5 feet 8
inches in height, of medium buil, with iron grey
hair and brown eyes.

Buried 30/12/1940 - Buirial No. 17,896.

M.I. - "Greater Love Hath No Man".

CWGC - Air Raid Warden; of 64 Norton Street, Old
Trafford. Son of George and Margaret Wilson, of 87
Greatstone Road, Firswood, Manchester; husband of
Emily Wilson. Died at Norton Street.

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