Stretford WW2 

Lewis Bertram Wilkinson

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:57th Bn Home Guard
Name of Rgt or Ship:Home Guard - County of Lancaster (P.O.)
How Died:Killed in Air Raid
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery - Communal Grave
Town Memorial:Stretford Book
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1918 in the Romford R.D. - ref: 4a/693,
the son of Frederick W. & Victoria Margaret Andrews Wilkinson (nee Bligh)  
[Andrews-Bligh accoding to Lewis' birth record].  Victoria was a teacher
born at St. Hellier, Jersey, Channel Islands.

1939 National Registration - No Trace of Lewis, but his parents and a
sister were residing at 50  Fold Crescent, Sheffield, Yorkshire.  His
father was employed as an Inspector Engineer at an Armament & Aircraft

57th Bn Home Guard - County of Lancaster (P.O.).   

CWD Report No. 76.   Died as a result of falling debris at 34 Stanley Road,
Old Trafford, from where his body was recovered at 16.00 hrs on the 5th
January 1941 and taken to the City Road Mortuary, Old Trafford.    His body
was identified by his father - Frederick William Wilkinson, 50 Folds
Crescent, Sheffield 8, to whom his body was also released for burial.    He
was not married.

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.

Buried 11/01/1940 - Burial No. 17,932.lewis bertram

CWGC - Son of Frederick William and Victoria Margaret Wilkinson, of

Memorials found on:
Civilian Grave Memorial
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