- Surnames starting with the letter L. 

Catherine Laybourne

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 - Communal Grave
Town Memorial:Stretford Book
Extra Information:
Presumably born in Canada in 1924, the daughter of George & Jane Ellen
Laybourne (nee Brownless).

On the 22nd June 1922 her parents - George & Jane emigrated to Canada
aboard the HMS Empress of India.   Their UK address was given as 1
Hartlepool  Street, Thornley, Durham.   George was a recorded as being a 32
year old Miner and Jane she as a 31 year old housewife.   There are no UK
records of the birth of their children, who were presumably born in

1939 National Registration - 9 Princess Avenue, Stretford.   A total of
eight people resided at this address in 1939 - Nos. 1-4 were the Laybourne
family.   George Laybourne - Married - Born: 25th June 1890 - occ: General
Labourer at Soap Factory.   Jane E. Laybourne - Married - Born: 1st July
1891 - occ: Unpaid Domestic Duties.   There were two redacted records -
presumably their two children - Catherine & George Jnr.

CWD Report No. 74.    Died as a result of falling debris at 28 Stanley
Road, Old Trafford, from where her body was recovered at 15.45 hrs on the
9th January 1941 and taken to the City Road Mortuary, Old Trafford.    Her
body was identified by her cousin - J. Hutchinson and released for burial
to the Council's Undertaker Contractor - R. Pepperdine, 31 Ayres Road, Old
Trafford.   Employed as an Office Girl.

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.

Buried 15/01/1941 - Burial No. 17,938.

CWGC - of 9 Princes Avenue. Daughter of George and Jane Laybourne. Died at
28 Stanley Road.

Memorials found on:
Civilian Grave Memorial
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