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Herbert Andrews-Vickery

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Herbert Andrews-Vickery (sometimes Andrews and sometimes Vickery 

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 2 Jul 1885 Melton Constable, Norfolk 

Date and Place of Death: 16 Mar 1965 Christchurch Hospital , Hampshire (of 8 pine Ave, Southbourne 

Nationality: British 

 

Biography 

Childhood: One of 10 children (7 of whom were still alive in 1911) 

Parents: David Andrews-Vickery b1854 Wales d 1977 Norfolk and  Matilda Sparkes b 1858, Chudleigh Devon- d 1943 Port Elizabeth South Africa (where one of Brother’s had gone) 

Parent’s occupations: Permanent Way Inspector (1901) Railway Inspector 1911 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: qualified engineer

Occupation: Mechanical Engineer 

Place of residence at Gretna: 

Job title at Gretna: Workshop Manager 1919 

Marital status: married  Mary Trevor Webster in Mar 1923 in West Bromwich 

Children: Ancestry families suggests a boy but I can’t find records 

Travels: 1933 returning from India? …

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Alfred Edgar Betteridge

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Alfred Edgar[d] Betteridge
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 3rd December 1897, Eastleigh, Hampshire
Date and Place of Death: Quarter 4 1962, Ashton under Lyne
Nationality: English
Childhood: Second of 6 boys
Parents: William and Beatrice Maud nee Mitchell
Parents occupations: Brigade fireman LSW railway
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Electrician
Place of residence at Gretna: c/o S Pearson and Sons
Marital status: Married
Children: Not known
Travels: N/K
Awards/recognitions:N/K
Positions held: N/K
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Alfred Edgar Betteridge 1897-1962
Alfred Edgar[d] Beveridge was born in Eastleigh, Hampshire on 3rd December 1897 to William and Beatrice Maud nee Mitchell.…

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Douglas Anderson Bowack

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

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 29/ 09/ 1880 at St. George, Middlesex (1) (4) 

Date and Place of Death: 28/05/1964 at Queen Alexander Hospital, Southwick Road, Cosham, Portsmouth.…

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Dorothy Mary Harrison

DOROTHY MARY HARRISON

“Mrs Connell”

Date and place of birth:  6 July 1887 Alverstoke, Hampshire

Date and place of death:  10 January 1962, Wetheral, Cumberland

Nationality: British

Biography:  Dorothy had two brothers –

Henry Harrison 1897

Maurice Harrison 1899

Parents: Henry Manoah Harrison married Jane Johnson 1886 in Rugby Registration District

Parents occupation:  Henry was the Royal Navy Paymaster General

Schools Universities attended and years of attendance: Not known

Occupation: Not known

Place of residence at Gretna: Not known, but her forwarding address after the war was 5 Lewthwaite Square, Port Road, Carlisle

The family later moved to Acorn Bank, Wetheral, Cumberland

Job Title at Gretna: Welfare Supervisor

Marital Status: Dorothy married Richard Connell 1910 Alverstoke, Hampshire. …

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Hilda Rose Mason

Letter from Hilda’s granddaughter:My grandmother did talk about her time at Gretna but I don’t really remember much of what she said. I know that she really enjoyed her time working there and that she met her future husband while she was at Larne (Larne Naval Base in . I do remember her talking about an accident at the factory which resulted in some fatalities but she said it was a night where she wasn’t on shift.…

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Evelyn May Perry

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

Gender: Female
Date and place of birth: 22nd February 1894, Dogmersfield, Hampshire
Date and Place of Death: 6th January 1976, Manor House Nursing Home, Gloucester
Nationality:English

Childhood
One of 5, only the girls survived.
Parents
Revd Roger Eustace Perry and Julia nee Leamon
Parents occupations
Anglican vicar
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:
Godolphin School, Salisbury 1901 census Godolphin History | Godolphin School

Chelsea College 1902-04?…

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Douglas Herbert Blake Wride

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Douglas Herbert Blake Wride
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 28th June 1892 Shirley, Hampshire
Date and Place of Death: 14th January 1981 Oak Tree Road, Milford, Surrey
Nationality: English
Childhood: One of 4 children
Parents : William Blake Wride and Emily nee Dunford
Parents occupations: Pharmacist
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  University College London. …