Urmston WW2 

Gladys MacDonald

Name of Rgt or Ship:Civilian
How Died:Killed in Air Raid
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Urmston Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born Gladys Wallis during the March quarter 1899 in the Glanford Brigg R.D.
- ref: 7a/674, the daughter of Herbert & Louisa Wallis (nee Norris).

1901 Census - 7 Sutton's Terrace, Scunthorpe, Glandford Brigg,
Lincolnshire.   Daughter - aged: 2 - born: Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.   Head
of household - Herbert Wallis - Married - aged: 35 - occ: Gas Stoker -
born: Worksop, Nottnghamshire.   Also Louisa Wallis - Wife - abed: 34 -
born: Lincolnshire. Plus 1 elder sister - Edith Wallis.

1911 Census - Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.   Daughter - aged: 12 - born:
Scunthorpe.    Head of household - Herbert Wallis - Married - aged: 44 -
occ: Steel Worker - born: Worksop, Nottnghamshire.   Also Louisa Wallis -
Wife - born: Twigmore, Lincolnshire.    Plus 3 younger siblings and 1

Married David MacDonald during the September quarter 1934 in the Barton
upon Irwell R.D. - ref: 8c/1676.   David was also killed in this incident.

1939 National Registration - 284 Oxford Road, Manchester.   David MacDonald
- Married - born: 18th November 1880 - occ: Fish Fryer.   Gladys MacDonald
- Married - born: 23rd January 1899 - occ: Fish Fryer & Unpaid Domestic

The bomb site is shown on the Manchester Bomb Maps - 104 part 15 
(University of Manchester Library).   This shows that an H.E. bomb dropped
on the corner of Oxford Road and Ducie Street - on the corner property -
No. 284 (a direct hit).    Ducie Sreet is no longer there and it is now the
site of a car park.  Nos. 284 to 292 all had to be demolished and post war
Nos. 294 & 296 have been demolished, but the row of shops Nos. 298 to 310
opposite Grafton Street are still there.  Three properties on the other
side of Oxford Road opposite No. 284 also had to be demolished due to this
incident and the Methodist Church next to them was damaged, as was a hotel
on the other side Ducie Street.

Buried 02/01/1941 in her parent's grave - Burial No. 4,419.

CWGC - of 284 Oxford Road.  Daughter of Maria Wallis, of 282 Church Road,
Urmston, and of the late Herbert Wallis; wife of David Macdonald. Died at
284 Oxford Road.   Her mother's Christian name was actually Louisa, not

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