Urmston WW2 

David Stewart 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 1940, the son of David & Gladys MacDonald (nee Wallis).

CWGC - Died at 284 Oxford Road, Manchester.    Aged only 8 months.

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 his maternal grandparent's grave - Burial No. 4,420.
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