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John Walter Bartholomew

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : John Walter Bartholomew ( Jack Barty)
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 30th December 1888, Balham, Wandsworth, London
Date and Place of Death: 26th November 1942, Streatham, Wandsworth, London
Nationality: English
Childhood: One older sister, father an architect,
Parents: Walter Bartholomew and Annie Augustus nee Lindsey
Parents occupations: Architect/ Surveyor
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: None known
Occupation: Actor/comic/variety artist – member of the concert party at Gretna
Place of residence at Gretna:58 Botchergate , Carlisle ( his wife’s home)
Marital status: Married to Hilda Holmes (also in database)


Children: One son
Travels: Transatlantic and World tour as a professional entertainer
Awards/recognitions:

None known
Positions held
None known
Trivia / any other information:

Lots
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Biography
John Walter Bartholomew ‘Jack Barty’1888-1942, Hilda Bartholomew nee Holmes 1891 – ?…

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Ernest Mark Cheetham

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

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 1892. Hackney, London 

Date and Place of Death: 2nd October 1971.…

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Helen Kate Cupper

Name: Helen Kate Cupper
DoB: 29 December 1882
Place of birth: Paddington, London
Parents: Arthur and Eliza (nee Hoadley)
Parental Home: 5 Norfolk Crescent Mews, Paddington
Siblings: William Howard (1870), Eveline Eliza (1872), Arthur Hoadley (1874) Annie Marianne (1876), Victor (1877), Ethel Sarah (1878), Edgar Cecil (1887), Henry James (1889), Maud Agnes (1894)
Spouse: Never married
Date of Wedding: Not applicable
Children : None identified
Marital home(s) : Not applicable
Employment: Nurse/ domestic servant
1911 Census: Living at Redholme, Wrawby, Brigg, Lincs – Employed as Nurse by Harry Metcalfe Hett, local solicitor who had a sick child living at home
Date of death: 29 March 1970
Location: Orpington Hospital, Orpington, Kent.…

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Robert Oliver Foulis

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Robert Oliver Foulis (at some point he may possibly have also used the alias Herbert Leigh).

Gender: Male.

Date and Place of Birth: 1889, Wylam, Northumberland, England.

Date and Place of Death: December 1941, Hampstead, London, England.…

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Ralph Peter Galloway

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

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 2nd Quarter 1888. Lambeth 

Date and Place of Death: 12th November 1918.…

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Kenneth Phipson Hawksley

KENNETH PHIPSON HAWKSLEY

Date and place of birth : 15 September 1869 Westminster, London
Date and place of Death : 2 May 1924 Paddington, London

Nationality: British

Biography: Kenneth grew up in London with his siblings:
Lilian Hawksley 1868
Alice Hawksley 1871
Leonard Thomas Hawksley 1873
Parents: Charles Hawksley married Ida Phipson in 1867 Basingstoke, Hampshire
Parents occupation : Charles Hawksley was a Civil Engineer
Schools Universities attended and years of attendance: University of Cambridge, University of London

Place of residence at Gretna: Not known
Marital status:
Kenneth married Julia Letitia Anderson Green in Portsea District, Hampshire 1894
Children:
Phyllis Hawksley 1896
Thomas Edwin Hawksley 1897
Dorothy Sylvia Hawksley 1906
Ronald George Hawksley 1908
Reginald Jack Hawksley 1914

Job title at Gretna : Engineer specializing in Water drainage works
Travels –
London to Gibraltar

Return to England from Calcutta

Awards/recognitions: Nil known

References:
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Phyllis Hawksley

PHYLLIS HAWKSLEY

Date and place of birth :  12 January 1896 Notting Hill, London

Date and place of Death :  5 May 1975 Ashburton, Devon
Nationality: British

Biography:

Phyllis grew up in London with her siblings:

Thomas Edwin Hawksley 1897

Dorothy Sylvia Hawksley 1906

Ronald George Hawksley 1908

Reginald Jack Hawksley 1914
Parents:

Kenneth Phipson Hawksley married Julia Letitia Anderson Green in 1894,

Portsea, Hampshire
Parents occupation :  Kenneth was a Civil and Mechanical Engineer
Schools Universities attended and years of attendance – .…

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Percy Harold Rooney

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Percy Harold Rooney
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 22nd April 1877 , Dalston, London ( Hackney)
Date and Place of Death: 24th September 1956, Sanderstead , Surrey
Nationality: English

Childhood: No detail.
Parents: Dennis Henry Rooney and Ethel nee Trutch
Parents occupations: Civil servant, Superintendent London Post Offices
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  Not known
Occupation: Began as a clerk then became a Managing director of a company ( merchants)  Occ.…

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Millicent Wilhelmina Scharina

Name: Millicent Wilhelmina Scharina
DoB: 16 July 1882
Place of birth: Charlton/ Woolwich, London
Parents: Wilhelm Edward Herrmann & Janet (nee McKay)
Parental Home: 1880’s – 4 Delafield Road, Charlton, London
Siblings: Margaret Clara (1880-1957), Marion Alice (1885-1931), Archibald McKay (1884-1885), Hermann McKay (1889-1942)
Spouse: Stuart Bell
Date of Wedding: 21 September 1928
Children: None identified
Marital home(s): 27 Bentinck Drive, Troon
Employment: Stenographer
1911 Census: Living at home: Mount Park, Victoria Road, Gourock, Scotland
Date of death: 18 November 1970
Location: 27 Bentinck Drive, Troon

Gretna details
Name: Millicent Wilhelmina Scharina
Clock No
Date joining: Not confirmed
Date leaving:Not confirmed
Addresses: Women’s Police Barracks, Eastriggs
Rank on start: PC
Promotion: None confirmed
Career after: Private Secretary
1921 Census: 23 Bentinck Street, Kelvingrove, Glasgow

Addresses after Gretna:
1921 – 23 Bentinck Street, Kelvingrove, Glasgow
1925 – 14 Crown Gardens, Hillhead, Glasgow
1928 – 5 Buckingham Terrace, Glasgow
1970 – 27 Bentinck Drive, Troon

Additional information

Millicent was born in Charlton, although the registration district was Woolwich South London in 1882 into the family of Wilhelm & Janet Scharina where she had 4 siblings.…

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William Leonard Scotcher

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : William Leonard Scotcher
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 7th May 1890, Millwall
Date and Place of Death: 1982, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Nationality: British
Childhood: East end, overcrowded
Parents : Ernest William and Priscilla nee Gray
Parents occupations : Metal turner
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  Not clear but must have studied Chemistry before 1915
Occupation: Analytical chemist
Place of residence at Gretna: No 6 Staff Quarters.…

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Dr Robert Wilson Christian Spence

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Dr Robert Christian Wilson Spence MD.

Gender: Male.

Date and Place of Birth: 16th August 1884. Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland.

Date and Place of Death: 8th August 1939.…

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Irene May Wilkins

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Irene May Wilkins
Gender: Female
Date and place of birth: 1891, Chelsea, London
Date and Place of Death: 22nd December 1921, Bournemouth, brutally murdered
Nationality: British
Childhood: 3rd of 6 children, affluent upbringing
Parents: Harry and Grace Marion nee Shields [Shiel]
Parents occupations: Secretary of London Water Company
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  None known
Occupation: Cook
Place of residence at Gretna: Not known
Marital status: Unmarried
Children: None known
Travels: None known
Awards/recognitions: None known
Positions held: None known
Trivia / any other information: Yes
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Irena May Wilkins 1891-1921

Irene May Wilkins was born in 1891 at 89, Edith Crescent, Chelsea, London  to Harry and Grace Marion nee Shield [Shiel].…