Stretford WW2 

Thomas Hughes

Rank:Civilian - FiremanNumber:553
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:Manchester (Moston) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Not a Trafford resident.

Born on the 14th June 1909, the birth being registered during the September
quarter 1909 in the Oldham R.D. - ref: 8d/667, the son of Thomas & Emily
Hughes (nee Cheetham).

1911 Census - 12 Elm Street, Hollinwood, Oldham.  Son - aged: 1 - born:
Oldham.    Head of household - Thomas Hughes - Married - aged: 26 - occ:
Cotton Stripper & Grinder - born: Oldham.    Also Emily Hughes - Wife -
aged: 29 - born: Oldham.    Plus Emily's brother

He married Lily Mary Hom during the June quarter 1934 in the Oldham R.D. -
ref: 8d/1845.

Resided with his wife - Lily Mary Hughes (nee Horn), at 3 Bellfield Avenue,
Hathershaw, Oldham.

1939 National Registration - 3 Bellfield Avenue, Oldham.   Thomas Hughes -
Married - Born: 14th June 1909 - occ: Operative Cotton Spinner & A.F.S.  
Lily M. Hughes - Married - Born: 18th February 1903 - occ: Unpaid Domestic
Duties.   There were two redacted records at this address.

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

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

Died at Withington Hospital from injuries sustained on 24th December 1940
at Stretford.

Death registered in Manchester City.    Buried on 30/12/1940.

Commemorated on both the Oldham Fire Brigade War Memorial. and the
Manchester Fire Brigade Memorial.

CWGC - Fireman, Oldham A.F.S. Husband of Lily Mary Hughes, of 3 Bellfield
Avenue, Hathershaw, Oldham. Injured 2 December 1940, at Stretford; died at
Withington Hospital, Nell Lane.      CWGC state that he was injured on the
2nd December, but the 22nd seems much more likely.

Memorials found on:
Manchester Fire Brigade
Oldham Fire Brigade
Similar Names