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   Civilian Maud Gossard Nuttall
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Dated added: 03/01/2020   Last updated: 03/01/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Civilian Casualty (Unknown Civilian)
Date Of Birth: 16/09/1910
Died: 17/09/1940 (Home)
Age: 30
Summary      
Maud Gossard Ashcroft was the daughter of William and Martha Ashcroft. She was born on 16th December 1908 in Limavady. She was the second of four children. By 1914, the family had moved to Coagh. Maud Ashcroft went on to marry Samuel Nuttall. 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’.
Further Information
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.
Maud Ashcroft was born on 16th December 1908 in Limavady. She was the second of four children.
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.
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).
We know that by 1914, the family had moved to Coagh, because they’re fourth child Roland was born there.
Maud Ashcroft went on to marry Samuel Nuttall.
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.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 19th October 1940: Deaths
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.
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.
She and her husband are listed in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour at St George’s Chapel at Westminster Abbey in London.
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.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Carryhill, Coagh tbc Coagh Parents lived at Carryhill, Coagh 54.649480 -6.620435
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1 1911 Census lists Ashcroft family Lists Maud Gossard as age 2 living with the family at house 33 in Catherine Street, Limavady, Londonderry
2 CWGC - Samuel Nuttall Maud's husband, Samuel Nuttall, died same day
3 Lewisham Hither Green Memorial Maud and Samuel Nuttall listed on Panel 3
4 Lewisham War Memorials Died at 31 Lee Park
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