Urmston WW2 

Arthur Holt

Rank:Fireman (A.F.S.)
Name of Rgt or Ship:Auxiliary Fire Service
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Salford City
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born on the 25th March 1905, the son of Michael & Mary Holt of 62
Gloucester Road, Urmston.

1911 Census - 25 Victoria Street, Urmston.  Son - aged 5 - Scholar - born:
Urmston.    Head of household - Michael (father) - Married - aged: 50 -
occ: Packer - born: St. Helens.     Also his wife, Mary (mother) aged: 45 -
born: St. Helens.   Married for 17 years.   His three brothers and one
sister were also listed.

1939 National Registration - 10 Wentworth Avenue, Urmston.   Frank
(Francis) Holt - Married - born: 25th March 1897 - occ: Steel Furnace Man
Heavy Work.   Margaret A. Holt - Married - born: 22nd May 1897 - occ:
Unpaid Domestic Duties.  Arthur Holt - Single - born: 25th March 1905 -
occ:  None given other than A.F.S.   John F. Holt - Single - born: 31st
January 1924 - occ: Motor Garage Worker Heavy Work.  Donald L. (Leonard D.)
- born: 12th October 1935 - Under School Age.

Arthur was mortally injured when a storage shed containing highly
inflammable oil drums was set on fire after a Berry Wiggins Ltd., Oil
Refiner's Depot at Eccles Old Road, Weaste, received a direct hit on the
5th September 1940.  He died three weeks later in the Salford Royal
Hospital on the 29th October 1940.   Arthur resided at 5 Lodge Avenue East,
Urmston and was a serving fireman in the Auxiliary Fire Service.

Buried on the 2nd November 1940.

Commemorated on the Manchester City FB Memorial as being from Urmston.

CWGC - Fireman, A.F.S.; of 5 Lodge Avenue East, Urmston. Son of Michael and
Mary Holt, of 62 Gloucester Road, Urmston. Injured 5 September 1940, at
Berry Wigging and Co. Ltd.; died at Salford Royal Hospital.

Memorials found on:
Manchester Fire Brigade
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