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Samuel Bullough

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

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 28/6/1894 New Mills , Derbyshire (1) (2) (4) 

                               Baptised 24/6/1894 (6) at home 

Date and Place of Death: 24/10/1959 at Chapel -en -le-Frith, Derbyshire, aged 65 (5) 

Nationality: British 


Childhood : Two brothers, Harry Bullough born 1891 in Bolton, Lancashire and Tom Bullough, born 1893 at New Mills, Derbyshire.…

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Mary Hermione Feildon

Name: Mary Hermione Feildon
DoB: 06 April 1886
Place of birth: Mugginton, Derbyshire
Parents: Randle & Gertrude Ermin (nee Bellairs)
Parental Home: The Rectory, Mugginton
Siblings: Everard Henry (1875-1966), Ermin Alice (1879-1958)
Spouse: John Henry Money
Date of Wedding: 1920
Children : Walford James (1922-1925), Godfrey John (1922-2004) (Twins) Half-brother Frank (1915-1985)
Marital home(s) : Cowgate, Heckington, nr Sleaford
Employment: Not located on 1911 census
1911 Census: Not located on 1911 census
Date of death: 27 May 1977
Location: Blunt House, Oxted, Surrey

Gretna details
Name: Mary Hermione Feildon
Clock No
Date joining: Not known
Date leaving: Not known
Addresses: Women’s Police Barracks No1, Gretna
Rank on start: PC
Promotion: Not known
1921 Census : Living at Cowgate, Heckington, nr Sleaford (see copy)
Addresses after Gretna:
1937 – 3 Egmont Road, Sutton
1939 – Pucks Knoll, Puncknowle, Dorset

Additional information

Mary Hermione Feildon appears to have possessed a natural flair for any aspect of theatre!…

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John Alexander Marshall

Date and place of birth:  9 January 1885 at Glasgow, Scotland

Date and place of Death:  21 November 1918 at Derby, Derbyshire
Nationality: British

John was raised in Glasgow with his siblings

James Marshall and Jane Duthie married in 1875 in Brechin District, Scotland
Parents occupation:  James was a Monumental Sculptor
Schools Universities attended and years of attendance –

UK Mechanical Engineer records 1847-1938 state he attended Hutchison’s Grammar School, Glasgow and G and W of S Technical College, general engineering course.…

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Thomas Pearson



Date and place of birth :  1867 Burnt Leys Farm, Worksop, Derbyshire

Date and place of death :  25 November 1918, Middlesborough, Durham
Nationality: British

Biography:  Grew up with three siblings, two brothers and a sister.

Charles Pearson married Ann Mitchell 16 December 1862, Cuckney, Nottinghamshire
Parents occupation :  Charles was a Farm Labourer
Schools Universities attended and years of attendance – Nil Known
Place of residence at Gretna:  Hut 4, Butterdales, Dornock
Marital status:  Married in 1894 to Elizabeth Ball

Thomas and Elizabeth had 7 children.…

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Charles Seeley

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

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 19/11/1884 at Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire (1) (4) (6)

Date and Place of Death: 16/12/1976 at Macclesfield, Cheshire (8)

Nationality: British




Charles had two sisters, Edith Harriet, born 27/12/1887 and Gertrude Ann, born 08/12/1890.…

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Samuel Frederick Coates Sprinthall

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Samuel Frederick Coates Sprinthall
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 26th November 1894, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire
Date and Place of Death: 9th September, 1973. 8 Low Wood, Haverthwaite, South Cumbria
Nationality: English

Childhood: One of 2 children
Parents: Ernest Merwood ( Marwood/Maywood) Sprinthall and Eunice Hulse nee Coates
Parents occupations: District Traffic agent for railway companies , Carlisle
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Insurance Clerk at 17 but possibly an engineer at Gretna – became a ships engineer in 1920
Place of residence at Gretna: Home in Carlisle – either 1 J(T)eck St, Stanwix of 181 Scotland Rd, Carlisle
Marital status: Married
Children: Not known
Travels: Trans  Atlantic to N York as crew member
Awards/recognitions: None Known
Positions held: None known
Trivia / any other information: ?…

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Harry Yates

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

Gender: Male. 

Date and Place of Birth: August 24th 1890, New Mills, Derbyshire, England. 

Date and Place of Death: June 1975, High Peak, Derbyshire.…