Stretford WW2 

Thomas Snr. Hill

Rank:Civilian
Name of Rgt or Ship:Civilian
Died:23/12/1940Age:66
How Died:Killed in Air Raid
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Stretford Book
Extra Information:
Born on the 1st May 1874, the birth being registered during the September
quarter 1873 in the Congleton R.D. - ref: 8a/289.

Married - Diana Alice Aston during the December quarter 1893 in the Atcham
R.D. - ref: 6a/1317.

1901 Census - Stamford Street, Ashton Upon Mersey.   Head of household -
Thomas Hill - Married - aged: 26 - occ: Tramway Inspector - born: Holmes
Chapel.   Also - Diana A Hill - Wife - aged: 28 - born: Worcester.  Plus 5
children.

1911 Census - 145 Second Avenue, Trafford Park, Manchester.    Head of
household - Thomas Hill - Married - aged: 36 - occ: Tramway Inspector -
born: Holmes Chapel.    Diana Alice Hill - Wife - aged: 37 - born:
Worcester.    Plus 7 children, one of whom was Thomas Jnr. - aged: 5 -
Scholar - born: Trafford Park, who was also killed in this incident.

1939 National Registration - 32 Stanley Road, Stretford.    Thomas Hill -
Married - Born: 1st May 1874 - occ: Firewood Merchant.   Diana O. Hill -
Married - Born: 30th August 1872 - occ: Incapacitated.   Thomas Hill -
Single - Born: 21st May 1905 - occ: Printers Clerk (Costing).   Charles
Dakin - Single - Born: 9th December 1901 - occ: Locomotive Fireman.

Killed when a land mine landed on Stanley Road, Old Trafford.   This was
the worst single incident in terms of loss of life in the whole of Greater
Manchester during WW2.   In total, thirty three persons were killed.

One of 19 Unidentified Bodies buried in the Communal Grave at Stretford
Cemetery.   His wife - Diana Alice and their son, also - Thomas, were both
killed in this incident, as was their married daughter - Nellie Smith and
her husband William Harcourt Smith.

CWGC - of 32 Stanley Road, Old Trafford. Husband of Diana Hill. Died at 32
Stanley Road.

Memorials found on:
Civilian Grave Memorial
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