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James Cecil William Auld

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : James Cecil William Auld
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 9th January 1891 , Dennistoun , Lanarkshire
Date and Place of Death: 1972. Ware, Hertfordshire
Nationality: Scottish
Childhood: Only child
Parents: William and Emily nee Wallace
Parents occupations: Reverend
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Dunfermline High School – dates unknown
Occupation: Engineer
Place of residence at Gretna: G 10 , Eastriggs
Marital status: Married
Children: 9 , named one after fellow worker Robert Wotherspoon
Travels: N/k
Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions held: N/K
Trivia / any other information: See biography
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James Cecil Wallace Auld 1891- 1972
James Cecil Wallace Auld, born on 9th January 1891 at Dennistoun, Lanarkshire, was the only child of Reverend William Auld and Emily nee Wallace
1891 -living at The Manse, Carnock Fife .…

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John Browning

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

Gender: Male.

Date and Place of Birth: September 7th 1882, Glenboig, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

Date and Place of Death: 27 April, 1946, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Nationality: British.…

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Rose Corcoran

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

Gender: Female 

Date and Place of Birth: 29th October 1898 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. 

Date and Place of Death: 14th April 1974 in Crawcrook, Tyne and Wear

Nationality: British 

 

 

Biography

Childhood: Rose was the eldest child.…

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Alexina Ross Dickson

Email from grandson of Alexina in March 2020: Alexina Ross Dickson, born 2/08/1897. My grandmother is the standing lady. The lady on the left can be seen on your large information board situated opposite the large mixing bowl and in the centre of your display so that confirms to me that my grandmother did work there during WW1.…

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Rachel Gillan

Her name was Rachel Gillan, born 12/6/1899 in Calton, Glasgow and she lived in either Stevenson Street or Kite Street. I believe that she had had some sort of prior experience in industry before getting the job at Eastriggs and the story passed down was that she shared a house or rented a room in the town with a friend.…

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Mary Pollock Grant

Name: Mary Pollock Grant
DoB: 02 December 1875
Place of birth: Partick, Lanarkshire
Parents: Dr Charles & Eliza Jamesa Pollock (nee Muirhead) see below
Parental Home: 6 Maule Terrace, Govan, Lanarkshire
Siblings: James Stuart (1872-1889), Charles Frederick (1878- ) Georgetta Helena (1882-1972), James Muirhead (1884-1918)  Cara Jamesa (1886-1972)
Spouse: Never married
Date of Wedding: Not applicable
Children: No record
Marital home(s) : Not applicable
Employment: Not found on 1911 census
1911 Census: Not found on 1911 census
Date of death: 11 August 1957
Location: Kent & Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells, Burial location not found

Gretna details
Name: Mary Pollock Grant
Clock No
Date joining: Not confirmed
Date leaving: Had left Gretna by the time 18/19 Electoral Roll completed
Addresses: Not confirmed
Rank on start: PC
Promotion: Within WPS, Sergeant then Sub Inspector but not necessarily at Gretna
Newspapers: Yes, many – Suffragette activities – Later political career
Career after: Political speaker –
1921 Census : Living as boarder at 8 Blenheim Avenue, Woodhouse, Leeds
Addresses after Gretna: Numerous due to political career – but living at Arden House, 31 Upper Highway, Kings Langley, Herts at the time of death

Additional information

Charles, Mary’s father, was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.…

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John Alexander Marshall

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
Biography:

John was raised in Glasgow with his siblings
Parents:

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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Norman Thomas Morrison

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

Do they already have a Wikipedia page? If yes, please paste link: N/A 

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 12/30/1888 Plantation, Govan, Scotland 

Date and Place of Death: 6/12/1967 Monifieth, Angus, Scotland 

Nationality: Scottish 

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Biography 

Childhood: His name featured in a newspaper (The Dumfries and Galloway Standard: 5th April 1916) report – presumably he had been called up and went before a military tribunal.…

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James Prentice

JAMES PRENTICE

Date and place of birth: 27 June 1855 Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date and place of Death: 31 August 1931 in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
Nationality:  Scottish
Biography:  James grew up in Scotland, the eldest of a large family. His siblings were –

Mary Prentice 1858

Jean Prentice 1860

William D Prentice 1862

John Prentice 1864

Joseph 1866-1916

Robert Prentice 1869

Jessie Prentice 1870

Alexander Prentice 1873

Archibald Prentice 1876

Harriet Prentice 1882
Parents:  Joseph Prentice (1835-1925) and Harriet Pollock (1837-1925)
Parents occupation:  Joseph was a Coal Pit Engine Keeper
Schools Universities attended and years of attendance: Not known
Place of residence at Gretna:  Not known
Marital status:  James was married twice –

First marriage was to Margaret (Maggie) Calder with whom he had 6 children.…

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Egbert Van Nuil

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Egbert Van Nuil
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 24th December 1863 ,Hoogeveen, Drenthe, Netherlands(Noord) 1
Date and Place of Death: 15th December 1935, Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Nationality:Dutch
Childhood: N/K
Parents: Lukas and Beertje nee Spalling
Parents occupations: Moss worker
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Peat worker
Place of residence at Gretna:Not known
Marital status: Married
Children: 8
Travels: Emigrated from Holland to Yorkshire
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Egbert Van Nuil 1864- 1935

Egbert van Nuil was born on 24 Dec 1864 at Hoogeveen, Drenthe, Netherlands(Noord) to Lukas, a moss worker and Beertje nee Spalling
9th December 1890 married Jantje Emmelo as Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands
1901 – living at 15 Moss Terrace , Thorne, Yorkshire.…