Arthur Holt

Rank:Fireman AFS (Salford)
Incident Date:05/09/1940
Incident Address.Berry Wiggings and Co. Ltd
Died Address:Salford Royal Hospital
Grave Details:DRC/131
Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Urmston Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born on the 25th March 1905, the son of Michael &
Mary Holt of 62 Gloucester Road, Urmston.

1911 Census - 25 Victoria Street, Urmston.  Son -
aged 5 - Scholar - born: Urmston.    Head of
household - Michael (father) - Married - aged: 50
- occ: Packer - born: St. Helens.     Also his
wife, Mary (mother) aged: 45 - born: St. Helens.  
Married for 17 years.   His three brothers and one
sister were also listed.

1939 National Registration - 10 Wentworth Avenue,
Urmston.   Frank (Francis) Holt - Married - born:
25th March 1897 - occ: Steel Furnace Man Heavy
Work.   Margaret A. Holt - Married - born: 22nd
May 1897 - occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.  Arthur
Holt - Single - born: 25th March 1905 - occ:  None
given other than A.F.S.   John F. Holt - Single -
born: 31st January 1924 - occ: Motor Garage Worker
Heavy Work.  Donald L. (Leonard D.) - born: 12th
October 1935 - Under School Age.

Arthur was mortally injured when a storage shed
containing highly inflammable oil drums was set on
fire after a Berry Wiggins Ltd., Oil Refiner's
Depot at Eccles Old Road, Weaste, received a
direct hit on the 5th September 1940.  He died
three weeks later in the Salford Royal Hospital on
the 29th October 1940.   Arthur resided at 5 Lodge
Avenue East, Urmston and was a serving fireman in
the Auxiliary Fire Service.

Buried on the 2nd November 1940.

Commemorated on the Manchester City FB Memorial as
being from Urmston.

CWGC - Fireman, A.F.S.; of 5 Lodge Avenue East,
Urmston. Son of Michael and Mary Holt, of 62
Gloucester Road, Urmston. Injured 5 September
1940, at Berry Wigging and Co. Ltd.; died at
Salford Royal Hospital.

Salford (City of Salford)
Memorials found on:
Manchester Fire Brigade
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