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James Dunkerley Spalding

Rank:Civilian - FiremanNumber:865
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 (Hollinwood) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Not a Trafford resident.

Born during the September quarter 1909 in the Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/643,
the son of George & Sohia Spalding (nee Dunkerley).

1911 Census - 45 Ethel Street, Oldham.      Son - aged: 1 - born: Oldham.  
 Head of household - George Spalding - Married - aged: 32 - occ: Cotton
Piecer (Spinning Mule) - born: Oldham.    Also - Sophia Spalding - Wife -
aged: 31 - born: Oldham.   Plus 3 siblings and Sophia's brother.

He married Nellie Burns during the September quarter 1934 in the Oldham
R.D. - ref: 8d/2502 and they resided at 27 Ethel Street, Hathershaw,

1939 National Registration - 27 Ethel Street, Oldham.   James D. Spalding -
Married - born: 6th July 1909 - occ: General Labourer (Heavy Duty).  
Nellia Spalding - Married - born: 18th March 1911 - occ:   There is one
redacted record - their youngest daughter -  Millie Spalding?  Their eldest
- Joan died in infancy.

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. 44.     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 - Henry
Potts Mills and released to his widow Mrs. Nellie Spalding, for burial.

Death registered in Stretford Borough.   Buried on 30/12/1940.

Service No.865.    Commemorated on the Oldham F.B. Memorial.

CWGC - Fireman, Oldham A.F.S. Husband of Nellie Spalding, of 27 Ethel
Street, Hathershaw, Oldham. Died at Trafford Park.

His widow - Nellie Spalding married Thomas Campbell during the March
quarter 1946.

Memorials found on:
Oldham Fire Brigade
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