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WW2: Saltaire Roll of Honour
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WW2 Roll of Honour: surnames beginning with:

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Pearson, Frank
c1904 – 19 December 1945

Frank Pearson was born c1904 to Thomas Pearson.

Working as a tram conductor and living at 17 Town Street, Guiseley, Frank married Caroline Hannah Cracknell, 30 April 1927, at St. Stephen’s, Kirkstall. They had three children, all born in Leeds: Eric 1928, Ronald 1930, and Elisabeth 1940.

In the 1939 Register, Caroline was living with her children, but without Frank, at 7 Bagby Square, Leeds.

Living at 10 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, Frank served in WW2.

He was killed in an accident at the Wharncliffe Chemical Works 19 December 1945, just four days after starting work there.

Excerpt from a lengthy report in the Shipley Times 2 January 1946: -

Saltaire Man’s Death After Electric Shock
Doctor’s Advice on Artificial Respiration

That artificial respiration after an electric shock should be continued for at least two hours was the advice given by Dr. Guest, of the Royal Infirmary, Huddersfield, at an inquest held at the Shipley Town Hall on Friday (28 December) regarding the death of Frank Pearson, chemical labourer, of 10 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, who was fatally Injured whilst working at the Wharncliffe Chemical Works on Wednesday 19 December. The District Coroner (Mr. E. W. Norris) conducted the Inquiry.





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