Stretford WW2 

Frederick Noah Hodcroft

Name of Rgt or Ship:Civilian
How Died:Killed in Air Raid
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Stretford Cemetery
Town Memorial:Stretford Book
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1898 in the Barton on Irwell R.D. - ref:
8c/708, the son of Noah & Mary Hodcroft (nee Dyas).

1901 Census - 3 Chapel Place, Stretford - Only his father is listed at this
address - he is aged: 34 - occ: Perfumer's Assistant.  No trace of his
mother - Mary and the young Frederick.

1911 Census - 52 Mitford St Stretford.    Son - aged: 12 - Scholar - born:
Stretford.   Head of Household - Noah Hodcroft (father) - Married - aged:
44 - occ: Chemist's Warehouseman - born: Stretford.   Plus Mary Hodcroft
(mother) - Wife - aged: 45 - born: Minderley, Shropshire.

Frederick married Helena Carrollan during the June quarter 1939 in the
Barton on Irwell R.D. - ref: 8c/1624.

1939 National Registration - 32 Westwood Road, Stretford.    Frederick N.
Hodcroft- Married - born on the 9th September 1898 - occ: Gas Inspector
(Refrigerator Works).   Helena Hodcroft (Hodcroft crossed out and DOLAN
inserted - she married Harold J. Dolan in 1949) - Married - born on the 5th
October 1900 - occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.    Mary Ann Carroll - Single -
born on the 24th March 1893 - occ; Tailoress.

Helena was also injured at 32 Westwood Road.  Helena was born Helena
Carroll during the June quarter 1898 in the Burnley R.D. - ref: 8e/212.

Aged 45, residing at 52 Mitford Street, Stretford.   Frederick, a gas works
employee, was killed on the 7th October when an high explosive bomb dropped
at 21.11 hrs on 32 Westwood Road, off Sevenways, Stretford.   He was buried
in an unmarked grave in Stretford Cemetery.   His wife, Helena Hodcroft was
also seriously injured in this incident.

CWD Report No. 1.   Died as a result of falling debris at 32 Westwood Road,
Stretford, from where his body was recovered at 03.00 hrs on the 8th
October 1941 and taken to the Church Street Mortuary, Stretford.   His body
was identified by a friend - J.E. O'Donaghue and released for burial to F.
Gibbon, 138 Barton Road, Stretford.    Described as being 5 feet 9 inches
in height and having brown hair and blue eyes.   He was wearing a black
serge suit, a black waterproof coat marked 'S & DGB', black lace-up boots,
and a steel helmet with 'G' marked on it ('FG' = Fire Guard???)

Cemetery records state that he was a 42 year old Gas Works Employee.

Buried 12/10/1940 - Burial No. 17,762.

CWGC - Son of Noah Hodcroft, of 52 Mitford Street. Died at Westwood Road.

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