Thomas Hughes

Rank:Fireman AFS (Oldham)Number:553
Incident Date:22/12/1940
Incident Address.Stretford - Injured at
Died Address:Withington Hospital
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Manchester (Moston) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born on the 14th June 1909, the birth being
registered during the September quarter 1909 in
the Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/667, the son of Thomas &
Emily Hughes (nee Cheetham).

1911 Census - 12 Elm Street, Hollinwood, Oldham. 
Son - aged: 1 - born: Oldham.    Head of household
- Thomas Hughes - Married - aged: 26 - occ: Cotton
Stripper & Grinder - born: Oldham.    Also Emily
Hughes - Wife - aged: 29 - born: Oldham.    Plus
Emily's brother

He married Lily Mary Hom during the June quarter
1934 in the Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/1845.

Resided with his wife - Lily Mary Hughes (nee
Horn), at 3 Bellfield Avenue, Hathershaw, Oldham.

1939 National Registration - 3 Bellfield Avenue,
Oldham.   Thomas Hughes - Married - Born: 14th
June 1909 - occ: Operative Cotton Spinner & A.F.S.
  Lily M. Hughes - Married - Born: 18th February
1903 - occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.   There were
two redacted records at this address.

Sent down from his base at Oldham Fire Station to
assist the local firemen at Trafford Park during
the Manchester Blitz 22nd/23rd & 23rd/24th
December 1940.

Listed under "Identified Seriously Injured" on the
Manchester Police Air Raid Casualties lists for
the 24th December 1940.

Died at Withington Hospital from injuries
sustained on 24th December 1940 at Stretford.

Death registered in Manchester City.    Buried on

Commemorated on both the Oldham Fire Brigade War
Memorial. and the Manchester Fire Brigade

CWGC - Fireman, Oldham A.F.S. Husband of Lily Mary
Hughes, of 3 Bellfield Avenue, Hathershaw, Oldham.
Injured 2 December 1940, at Stretford; died at
Withington Hospital, Nell Lane.      CWGC state
that he was injured on the 2nd December, but the
22nd seems much more likely.

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