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Eva Unwin

Eva Unwin

Female 1919 - 2008  (89 years)

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  • Name Eva Unwin 
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Born 31 Jul 1919  Eccles, Greater Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence Between 1920 and 1930  36, Woodfield Grove, Patricroft, Eccles, Greater Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service Between 1939 and 1945 
    Corporal; Royal Corps of Signals 
    Residence Between 1943 and 1945  Mullers Orphanage, Ashley Down, Bristol, Avon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Eva was billetted here for part of her service with the Royal Corps of Signals.
    Occupation Between 1945 and 1965  Manchester, Greater Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Credit control supervisor 
    • Oxendales, Mail Order Company
    Residence 1930-1985  11, Ashford Avenue, Moorside, Swinton, Greater Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1988  19, Kenilworth Road, Monkseaton, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Between 2002 and 2007  St Peter's Court, High Street, Barton upon Humber, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1 Sep 2008  Barton upon Humber, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 9 Sep 2008  Woodlands Crematorium, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I187  Extended Craxford Family | The maternal side of Newfloridian's tree TEAL pages I179 (Walter Cook) + I193 (John Naylor)
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2009 

    Father Arthur Unwin,   b. 12 May 1889, Barton upon Irwell, Manchester, Greater Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1985, Manchester, Greater Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Mother Ada Annie Cook,   b. 12 Jun 1887, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965, Salford, Greater Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 12 May 1917  Primitive Methodist Church, Hinckley Road, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Reference:
    Witnesses 12 May 1917 
    Walter Cook (father); Nellie Cook (adopted sister - AKA Youle) 
    Photos
    “Double-9” dominoes
    “Double-9” dominoes
    A fondly remembered pastime in Swinton, Manchester
    At home with the Unwins
    At home with the Unwins
    Eva Unwin, Hilda Craxford, Arthur Unwin.
    Seated: Annie Unwin. Standing Brenda Craxford
    Arthur and Anne Unwin
    Arthur and Anne Unwin
    Photograph taken in their retirement
    The Unwin family
    The Unwin family
    Arthur Unwin is standing behind his wife Annie and daughter Eva
    Appy and Annie Unwin
    Appy and Annie Unwin
    Taken in the garden of 11 Ashford Avenue
    Family gathering
    Family gathering
    Photograph taken after Auntie Annie's funeral.
    REAR: Hilda Craxford, Jack Unwin (son), George Cook (brother)
    FRONT: Eva Unwin (daughter), 'Appy Unwin (husband), Elizabeth Putterill (sister), {NK}, Edward Putterill
    11, Ashford Avenue, Moorside, Swinton
    11, Ashford Avenue, Moorside, Swinton
    The family residence of the Uniwins in the 1950s, 60s and 70s
    BMD Certificates
    MC: Cook, Ada Annie (1917) and Arthur Unwin
    MC: Cook, Ada Annie (1917) and Arthur Unwin
    Daughter of Walter Cook and Elizabeth Burditt
    Family ID F56  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Jul 1919 - Eccles, Greater Manchester Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1920 and 1930 - 36, Woodfield Grove, Patricroft, Eccles, Greater Manchester Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930-1985 - 11, Ashford Avenue, Moorside, Swinton, Greater Manchester Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1988 - 19, Kenilworth Road, Monkseaton, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 2002 and 2007 - St Peter's Court, High Street, Barton upon Humber, Lincolnshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Sep 2008 - Woodlands Crematorium, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Eva Unwin
    Eva Unwin
    An infant study
    Jack and Eva Unwin
    Jack and Eva Unwin
    Eva says: "I was mad! I wanted the fort!!"
    Eva Unwin
    Eva Unwin
    New recruit to the Royal Corps of Signals
    Eva Unwin
    Eva Unwin
    Corporal - WW2
    The Corps
    The Corps
    Official portrait of the womens branch of the Royal Corps of Signals. Eva is seated on the front row, third from the right
    Victory Parade, Bristol 1945
    Victory Parade, Bristol 1945
    Eva can be seen on the left of the fourth rank
    Eva, the bridesmaid
    Eva, the bridesmaid
    Eva Unwin was bridesmaid to her friends Ronald and Dorothy Leeson
    Eva Unwin
    Eva Unwin
    Daughter of Arthur and Annie Unwin
    Eva Unwin
    Eva Unwin
    On holiday
    Eva at the seaside
    Eva at the seaside
    A candid beach scene probably at Morecambe
    Eva Unwin
    Eva Unwin
    A rest stop on a visit to brother Jack
    Eva Unwin
    Eva Unwin
    At home
    VJ Day Commemorative Certificate
    VJ Day Commemorative Certificate
    Eva presented with a certificate marking her service during WW2
    HM Armed Forces Veteran's Lapel Badge
    HM Armed Forces Veteran's Lapel Badge
    Awarded to all Armed Forces personnel who served before 1969
    Eva's Service Medals
    Eva's Service Medals
    The War Medal 1939-1945 (left); The Defence Medal (right)

    The Defence Medal was awarded to service personnel for three years' service at home or six months' service overseas in territories subjected to air attack or otherwise closely threatened. Personnel of Anti-Aircraft Command, RAF ground crews, Dominion forces stationed in the UK, the Home Guard, Civil Defence, National Fire Service and many other civilian units qualified for the medal.

    Text and photograph courtesy of Sarah Jane Medals, website now retired.

    Eva with Hilda Dible
    Eva with Hilda Dible
    On holiday at the caravan
    Auntie Annie, Eva, Hilda Dible
    Auntie Annie, Eva, Hilda Dible
    A family picnic

    Personal Histories
    THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD FROM BARTON TO BARTON
    THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD FROM BARTON TO BARTON
    A two part illustrated autobiography
    EVA UNWIN: 1919 - 2008
    EVA UNWIN: 1919 - 2008
    An account of the memoral service held at the Salvation Army, Barton upon Humber, followed by cremation at Woodlands Crematorium, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire on September 9th 2008.

    Newspaper Cuttings
    Eva Unwin - In Memoriam
    Eva Unwin - In Memoriam
    UNWIN (Barton upon Humber) On September 1, 2008 at Beech House Care Home, Barton-upon-Humber, Miss Eva Unwin aged 89 years. Will all friends please meet for the funeral service at The Salvation Army Hall, Queen Street, Barton-upon-Humber on Tuesday September 9th at 1pm, followed by committal at Woodlands Crematorium, Scunthorpe. No flowers please by request, if desired, donations in lieu for Barton-upon-Humber Salvation Army Funds, may be sent c/o, Captain M. Huggins, 3 Birchdale, Barton-upon-Humber DN18 5ED or left at the service.
    First appeared on 4 Sep 2008: thisisscunthorpe - Family Notices from the Scunthorpe Telegraph

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Leicester 7a 567 (AMJ 1917) (Reliability: 4).


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