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Sydney Bertram Abbot

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): S.B. Abbott. (Sydney Bertram Abbott).

Do they already have a Wikipedia page? If yes, please paste link: No.

Gender: Male.

Date and Place of Birth: 9th November 1889.…

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L Abbott

Mentioned in Dumfries and Galloway Standard; March. 21, 1917 under the heading Charge of Neglect.

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Mary Adams

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Mary Adams

Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 1894 Glasgow 

Date and Place of Death: unknown

Nationality: Scottish

 

Biography

Childhood: spent in Glasgow and Hebburn (44 Ann Street, Hebburn Quay)

Parents: William (born in Stonehaven, Scotland) and Mary (born in Marykirk, Scotland), married in 1884, 9 children (5 living in 1911)

Parent’s occupations: Father was an iron driller in a Shipyard

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: 

Occupational history (previous jobs in their career): domestic servant (at home) (1911 census)

Occupation: munition worker at H M Factory, Gretna 

Head forewoman (1918), after having been rewarded for her brave action in a factory explosion

Place of residence at Gretna: – 

Job title at Gretna: munition worker, head forewoman

Marital status:  unknown

Spouse name (including male name): 

Date of marriage: 

Place/Parish of marriage:

Children: 

Travels: 

Awards/recognitions: Order of the British Empire (medal) for courage in assisting others at great personal risk

Trivia / any other information:
“Miss Adams, who was born in Hebburn and had lived all her life in it, was engaged as a worker in a large munition establishment.…

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William R D Adams

Information supplied by research project into firemen at Gretna: William R D ADAMS DBV Q East, Gretna

 
Introduction
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : William Richard David Adams

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 13/08/1875 Edmonton

Date and Place of Death: 31/03/1951 Epping

Nationality: British

 

Biography

Childhood:

Parents: George James and Ann (nee Tarling) Adams

Parent’s occupations: Foreman Royal Gunpowder Factory (father)

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: 

Occupation: General Labourer, Royal Gunpowder Factory

Place of residence at Gretna: N/K

Job title at Gretna: Danger Buildings Visitor

Marital status: Married Rose Antoinette Williams 22/04/1917 Shoreditch

Children: N/K

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K

Trivia / any other information: N/K

 

Bibliography

  • Books published (Title, year of publication, publisher): N/K
  • Books written about the individual or mentioning the individual (Title, year of publication, publisher): N/K

References

  • Blogs about the individual: N/K
  • Websites about the individual: N/K

Further links, notes, and comments:

Brother Thomas James is general labourer in government cordite factory in 1911.…

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Mr John Williams Adye

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : John William (Jack) Adye 

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth:  21st June 1892 Malmesbury Wiltshire 

Date and Place of Death: 14th December 1974.…

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John Knox Affleck

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : John Knox Affleck
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 3rd June 1894 Lanark, Ontario.
Date and Place of Death: 1988, Toronto
Nationality: Canadian of ‘Scotch’ extraction
Childhood: Father died 6 months before he was born. Mother moved in with her parents
Parents: John Knox Affleck and Jane Camilla Wodden
Parents occupations: Farmer
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  Collegiate Institute, Perth.…

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Robert Dalton Affleck

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) :  Robert Dalton Affleck
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 1st February 1893, S Lanark, Perth, Ontario, Canada
Date and Place of Death: 4th May 1970, Vancouver , Canada
Nationality:  Canadian of ‘Scotch’ extraction

Childhood
Father died when he was 11 months old and his mother was pregnant with his younger brother John
Parents : John Knox Affleck and Jane Camilla nee Wodden
Parents occupations: Farmer
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: University of Toronto 1914-1916 and 1920-21 (School of Practical Science)
Occupation: Chemical engineer then School Principal
Place of residence at Gretna: 1 Edward Street Annan at time of marriage in 1917 Then 46 The Rand Eastriggs at time of son’s birth in May 1918
Marital status : Married whilst at HM Factory Gretna
Children: A son, Anthony Cyril born at Eastriggs
Travels : None known other than for war work
Awards/recognitions:   None known
Positions held: Principal of University Hill School, Vancouver, 1926-1956
Trivia / any other information:   Yes – brother was also a Chemical engineer at Gretna and was a witness at his wedding.…

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Ellen Ainslie

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Ellen Ainslie.

Gender: Female.

Date and Place of Birth: 17th December 1890, Paxton, Berwickshire, Scotland.

Date and Place of Death: 17th May 1917, HM Factory Gretna (Munitions), Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

Nationality: British.

Biography

Childhood: Her siblings were James (1885-?), Barbara (1886-1944), Jane (1888-1946), George (Wood) (1894-1961) and Mary Ainslie (1897-?).…

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Harry Ainsworth

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) :
Harry Ainsworth

Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 10th June 1883 Wakefield , Yorkshire
Date and Place of Death: October 1966, Wakefield
Nationality: English
Childhood: One of 10 children living in impoverished conditions
Parents: George Ainsworth and Eliza nee Land
Parents occupations: Lamplighter ( gas) and chapel keeper
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  None known
Occupation: Wire winder then Fitter at Gretna
Place of residence at Gretna: C2 hostel, Ottawa Rd, Eastriggs
Marital status: Married
Children: 4 stepsons and one son
Travels: None known
Awards/recognitions: None known
Positions held: None known
Trivia / any other information: yes

Biography

Harry Ainsworth 1883-1966

Harry was one of 13 children born between 1880 and 1904 to George Ainsworth and Eliza nee Land. …

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Miss Annabella Gordon Aitchison

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Anabella Gordon Aitchison.

Gender: Female.

Date and Place of Birth: 2nd January 1899, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Scotland.

Date and Place of Death: 1970, Carlisle, Cumberland, England.

Nationality: British.…

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Malcolm Aitkin

Introduction 

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : (John) Malcolm Aitkin/Aitken. 

Gender: Male. 

Date and Place of Birth: N/A. 

Date and Place of Death: Referred to as late in 1920, so must have died in or before 1920.…

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George Alexander Alderson

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): George Alexander Alderson

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 30/03/1878 at Carlisle  (2)

Date and Place of Death: 17/04/1956 at Carlisle (1)

Nationality: British

 

Biography

Childhood: George had one half sister, Elsie Johnstone, born in 1889. His father died when he was four years old and his mother  remarried  Hugh Johnstone.…

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George Alexander Alderson

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) :George Alexander Alderson
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 30th March 1878, Carlisle
Date and Place of Death: 17th April 1956, 1 Hart Street, Carlisle
Nationality:English

Childhood: Only child
Parents: Father unknown but was married to mother , Jane nee Clark.…

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Alex Allan

Appeared in Newspaper Article ‘Dumfries & Galloway’, July 27 1918, p. 6.: ‘FACTORY FATALITY AT DORNOCK. Yesterday in the Sheriff Court-house, Dumfries, Sheriff Campion and a jury held an inquiry into the circumstances attending the death of Frederick Arthur Bird, sectional engineer, who resided at B7 Bungalow, Eastriggs, and who was accidentally killed while at work in H.M.…

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Elizabeth Jane Allan

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Elizabeth Jane Allan

Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 1874 at Carlisle (1)

Date and Place of Death: 15/07/1931 at Carlisle (4)

Nationality: British

Biography

Childhood: In 1881 Elizabeth was living at 1, Ashley Street, Carlisle with her grandparents and their family.(5)

By 1891 she had moved with her parents and family to 3, Thomas Street, Carlisle, where she lived for the rest of her life.(2)

She was one of six children (2) (6) – John born 1864

George William born 1866

Mary Ann born 1868

James born 1870

Elizabeth Jane born 1874

Richard born 1878

Parents: Father: Simon Allan born in Scotland 1836 (6)

Mother: Helen Johnstone born in Scotland 1838 (3) (6)

Parent’s occupations: Father was a painter (2)

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K

Occupation: Trimmer (1)

Place of residence at Gretna: N/K

Job title at Gretna: N/K

Marital status: Single (4)

Spouse name (including male name):

Date of marriage:

Place/Parish of marriage:

Date of marriage:

Place of marriage:

Children: N/K

Travels:

Awards/recognitions:

Trivia / any other information:

Further links, notes, and comments:

Find my past 1911 census
Find my past 1891 census
Find my past BMD
Find my past Probate calendars
Find my past 1881 census
Find my past 1871 census

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William Charles Allen

Name and address appears in the Eastriggs and Gretna Electoral Roll 1918-1919.

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Benjamin Eric Anderson

BENJAMIN ERIC ANDERSON

Date and place of birth:  23 January 1890, Melbourne, Victoria, Australian
Date and place of death:  5 July 1952 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Nationality: Australian
Biography: Benjamin grew up in Australia. No siblings known.
Parents: Benjamin Anderson married Kate Rands Levick 1889
Parents occupation:  Not known
Schools Universities attended and years of attendance: Not known
Occupation: Chemist
Place of residence at Gretna: N/K
Job Title at Gretna: Chemist
Marital Status:  Benjamin married Ethel Frances Reid 1928 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Children: Benjamin and Ethel had a daughter, Josephine Kidston Anderson (1928)
Travels:
Awards/Recognitions: Nil known
Trivia/any other information:

References

Ancestry

Gretna Electoral Rolls 1918

Dornock Farewell

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Charles Robert Anderson

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Charles Robert Anderson

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 31/03/1880 at Islington, London (2) (3)

                                            Baptised 23/05/1880 (4)

Date and Place of Death: Unsure

Nationality :British

Biography

Childhood: In 1881 when Charles was one year old , he was living at 13, Linton Street, Islington, London with his parents.…