Stretford WW2 

Harold Shawcross

Rank:Civilian - FiremanNumber:826
Name of Rgt or Ship:Auxillary Fire Service (Oldham)
How Died:Killed in Air Raid
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Oldham (Chadderton) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Not a Trafford resident.
Born during the December quarter 1906 in the Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/631, the
son of John James & Ann Shawcross (nee

1911 Census - 10 Hardinge Street, Oldham.     Son - aged: 4 - born: Oldham.
  Head of household - John James Shawcross - Married - aged: 32 - occ: Mule
Spinner (Cotton) - born: Oldham.     Also - Ann Shawcross - Wife - aged: 31
- born: Oldham.   Plus - 3 siblings.

He married Ada Howe during the September quarter 1938 in the Oldham R.D. -
ref: 8d/2245.

1939 National Registration - 35 St. Thomas Street, Oldham.   Harold
Shawcross - Married - born: 13th October 1906 - occ: Porter & Warehouseman
(Jewellers).   Ada Shawcross - Married - born: 22nd November 1912 - occ:
Comber Temter Cotton Spinning.

Lived with Ada Shawcross (nee Howe) at 35 Thomas Street, Oldham.

Sent down from his base at Oldham Fire Station to assist the local firemen
at Trafford Park during the Manchester Blitz 22nd/23rd & 23rd/24th December

Died at Withington Hospital as a result of injuries sustained at Trafford
Park the same day.

Death registered in Manchester City.    Funeral took place on 31 /12/1940.

Listed under "Identified Seriously Injured" on the Manchester Police Air
Raid Casualties lists for the 24th December 1940.

Service No. 826.   Commemorated on the Oldham Fire Brigade War Memorial.

His widow married Albert E. Cooper during the June quarter 1942 in the
Ashton under Lyne R.D. - ref: 8d/1584.

CWGC - Fireman, Oldham A.F.S. Son of Mrs. Shawcross, of 24 Ashton Road,
Oldham; husband of Ada Shawcross, of 35 St. Thomas Street, North Oldham.
Injured at Trafford Park, Stretford; died same day at Withington Hospital,
Nell Lane.

Memorials found on:
Oldham Fire Brigade
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