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Benjamin Schofield

Rank:Civilian - FiremanNumber:1013
Name of Rgt or Ship:Auxillary Fire Service (Oldham)
How Died:Killed in Air Raid
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Oldham (Chadderton) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Not a Trafford resident.

Born during the June quarter 1906 in the Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/647, the son
of Benjamin & Lily Schofield (nee Ward).

1911 Census - 31 Mitchell Street, Oldham.   Son - aged: 4 - born: not
stated.     Head of household - Benjamin Schofield - Married - aged: 30 -
occ: Foreman Bricklayer - born: Oldham.  Also Lily Schofield - Wife - aged:
25 - born: Oldham.    Plus 2 siblings.

Married Olive Brooke during the September quarter 1931 in the Oldham R.D. -
ref: 8d/2393 and they resided at 25 Hathershaw Lane, Oldham.

1939 National Registration - 25 Hathershaw Lane, Oldham.   Benjamin
Schofield - Married - born:  21st April 1906 - occ: Shop Assistant in Co-op
Grocery store.  Olive Schofield - Married - born: 27th October 1908 - occ:
Shop Assistant (furs & coats).

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

CWD Report No. 43.   Died at Trafford Park, from where his body was
recovered at 13.00 hrs on the 24th December 1940 and taken to the City Road
Mortuary, Old Trafford.  =His body was identified by a friend - H.P. Mills,
27 Ethel Street, Oldham and released for burial to Mrs. Schofield.

Death registered in Stretford Borough.    Buried on 28/12/1940.

CWGC - Fireman, Oldham. A.F.S.; of 25 Hathershaw Lane, Oldham. Husband of
Olive Schofield. Died at Trafford Park.

Commemorated on the Oldham Fire Brigade War Memorial.

Memorials found on:
Oldham Fire Brigade
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