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Photo of Annie Corrin

Annie Corrin


Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: Annie was born at Four Roads, Port St.Mary, Rushen, Isle of Man on Jan 24th 1897 and baptised in the local parish church

Date and Place of Death: Castletown, 24 March 1993 aged 96 years

Nationality: British

Biography Childhood: Annie was the youngest of 5 children

Parents: Richard Wilkinson Woods (1856-1917) and Ann Jane Radcliffe

Parent’s occupations: Richard Wilkinson Woods was a Mariner

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Nil known

Occupation: Not known

Place of residence at Gretna: Dornock Central Hotel near Carlisle Railway Station

Job title at Gretna: Annie first worked in the cordite section Later Annie worked in the packing sheds.…

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Mona Maud Cowley


Gender: Female
Date and Place of Birth: 22nd March 1896, Old Laxey, Isle of Man
Date and Place of Death:

Mona died in London 1985
Nationality: British

Childhood: Mona grew up on the Isle of Man, part of a large family. Her siblings included:

John Edward 1891

Annie Elizabeth 1895

Frances Helena 1899

George William 1901

Gladys May 1903

Ivy Lenora 1907

Edward Albert Cowley married Elizabeth Ann Gelling in 1879 on the Isle of Man.…

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James Bertram Paterson

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

Gender: male 

Date and Place of Birth:  17th March 1878. Ramsey, Isle of Man 

Date and Place of Death: 18th November 1957.…

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