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03/01/2020 NUTTALL – London, September, as a result of enemy action, Samuel Nuttall and his wife Maud Gossard, daughter of Mr and Mrs William Ashcroft, Carryhill, Coagh.
03/01/2020 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 19th October 1940: Deaths
03/01/2020 The CWGC record Maud Gossard Nuttall as living at 31 Lee Park, London. She is recorded also as the wife of Samuel Nuttall. She died at 31 Lee Park.
03/01/2020 She and her husband are listed in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour at St George’s Chapel at Westminster Abbey in London.
03/01/2020 Maud Gossard Nuttall is buried in a shared grave in Hither Green Civilian Cemetery in Lewisham. Maud Gossard Nuttall is commemorated on Panel 3 of the World War Two Civilian Memorial.
03/01/2020 Samuel and Maud Nuttall were civilians living at 31 Lee Park, Lewisham, London. They were killed at home on 17th September 1940, presumably by bombs dropped during the ‘Blitz’. She was killed the day after her 30th birthday.
03/01/2020 Maud Ashcroft went on to marry Samuel Nuttall.
03/01/2020 We know that by 1914, the family had moved to Coagh, because they’re fourth child Roland was born there.
03/01/2020 Known family: William Ashcroft, Martha Ashcroft, Estelle Bronte Ashcroft (born 26th February 1907, Limavady), Maud Gossard Ashcroft (born 16th December 1908, Limavady), William Thomas Stead Ashcroft (born 21st March 1911, Limavady), Roland Ashcroft (born 24th September 1914, Coagh).
03/01/2020 The 1911 census lists Lists Maud Gossard Ashcroft as age 2, living with the family at house 33 in Catherine Street, Limavady, County Londonderry. Her father was a Co Operative Stores Manager.
03/01/2020 Maud Ashcroft was born on 16th December 1908 in Limavady. She was the second of four children.
03/01/2020 Maud Gossard Ashcroft was the daughter of William and Martha Ashcroft. William Ashcroft and Martha McCurdy were married on 20th September 1906 in the district of Coleraine.
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