In the Parish Magazine for Daresbury in August 1946, a Mrs R Wright was named as one of the Service men and women who had served in WW2. Mrs R Wright is believed to be the former May Bramwell of Hatton.
May Bramwell was born on 27th March 1922 at Hatton, the daughter of Samuel Bramwell and Mary Alice (nee Wainwright) who were both born in Hatton. In the census the year before May was born, her father was employed as a labourer for Sir Gilbert Greenall at Walton Hall. The family lived at Factory Yard in Hatton.
May had three older siblings, Nellie, Annie, and Samuel and three younger siblings, Dora, William and Hilda.
Sadly, May’s father died in 1934.
By 1939 the Bramwell family, headed by Mary Alice, and with all her seven children still living at home, were living at New Houses in Hatton, which had been built after the First World War. It is not known what occupation May had at that time, but those of the family who were in work were supporting their widowed mother. Mary Alice Bramwell died in 1967.
May Bramwell served in WW2 but it is not clear in which part of H.M. services.
In late 1944 May married Robert Wright and by the early 1950s they were living in Surrey and would eventually have four daughters.
May died on 14th May 1995 in the Frimley Green area of Surrey.
If anyone has any knowledge of May’s WW2 service, please contact Daresbury District Heritage Group.