Stretford WW2 

William Harcourt Smith

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 during the September quarter 1897 in the Nantwich R.D. - ref: 8a/365,
the son of Thomas Harcourt & Mary Alice Smith nee Bolderston).

1901 Census - No Trace.

1911 Census - 23 St. Andrew's Avenue, Timperley.   Son - aged: 13 - Scholar
- born: Nantwich, Cheshire.   Head of household - Thomas Harcourt Smith -
Married - aged: 42 - occ: Corn Miller - born: Crewe, Cheshire.   Also Mary
Alice Smith - Wife - aged: 43 - born: Nantwich.    Plus 4 siblings.

Married Nellie Hill during the September quarter 1932 in the Barton on
Irwell R.D. - ref: 8c/1445.

1939 National Registration - 6 Clifton Street, Stretford.   William H.
Smith - Married - born: 10th July 1897 - occ: Joiner Bench & Fixing. 
Nellie Smith - Married - born: 4th June 1898 - occ: Unpaid Domestic

His wife - Nellie, was also killed in this incident.

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.

CWGC - of 6 Clifton Street, Old Trafford. Husband of Nellie Smith. Died at
32 Stanley Road.

Memorials found on:
Civilian Grave Memorial
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