Stretford WW2 

Diana Alice Hill

Name of Rgt or Ship:Civilian
How Died:Killed in Air Raid
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Stretford Book
Extra Information:
Born Diana Alice Aston on the 30th August 1872, the birth being registered
during the December quarter 1872 in the Worcester R.D. - ref: 6c/325.

Married - Thomas Hill Snr during the December quarter 1893 in the Atcham
R.D. - ref: 6a/1317.

1901 Census - Stamford Street, Ashton Upon Mersey.    Wife - aged: 28 -
born: Worcester.     Head of household - Thomas Hill - Married - aged: 26 -
occ: Tramway Inspector - born: Holmes Chapel.    Plus 5 children.

1911 Census - 145 Second Avenue, Trafford Park, Manchester.     Wife
(listed as Diana Alice Hill) - aged: 37 - born: Worcester.    Head of
household - Thomas Hill - Married - aged: 36 - occ: Tramway Inspector -
born: Holmes Chapel.    Plus 7 children, one of whom was Thomas Jnr. -
aged: 5 - Scholar - born: Trafford Park, who was also killed in this

1939 National Registration - 32 Stanley Road, Stretford.    Thomas Hill -
Married - Born: 1st May 1874 - occ: Firewood Merchant.   Diana O. Hill -
Married - Born: 30th August 1872 - occ: Incapacitated.   Thomas Hill -
Single - Born: 21st May 1905 - occ: Printers Clerk (Costing).   Charles
Dakin - Single - Born: 9th December 1901 - occ: Locomotive Fireman.    Also
recorded as a separate family are the Ricketts family who were also killed
in this incident, together with Charles Dakin.

CWD Report No. 94.   Died at 34 Stanley Road, Old Trafford, from where her
body was recovered at 02.30 hrs on the 24th December 1940 and taken to the
Church Street Mortuary, Stretford.    Her body was identified by her
Son-in-Law - Alfred H. Knowles and released for burial to the Council's
Undertaker Contractor - R. Pepperdine, 31 Ayres Road, Old Trafford.

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.

Recorded as Alice Diana Hill in the Stretford Memorial Book.   Her husband
- Thomas and their son, also - Thomas, were both killed in this incident,
as was their married daughter - Nellie Smith and her husband William
Harcourt Smith.

Buried 27/12/1940 - Burial No. 17,855.

CWGC - of 32 Stanley Road, Old Trafford. Wife of Thomas Hill. Died at 32
Stanley Road.

Memorials found on:
Civilian Grave Memorial
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