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Alfred Lees Aspland

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

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 10/04/1878 at Dukinfield, Cheshire (2) (12) 

Date and Place of Death: 21/01/1947 aged 68 at Wellhouse Hospital, Barnet, Middlesex.…

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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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Randolph Edward Docwra

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Randolph Edward (Ted) Docwra

Gender: male

Date and Place of Birth: May 15th, 1891 Southgate Middlesex

Date and Place of Death: 1976 Chichester Sussex

Nationality: British

Biography

Childhood: 4 siblings (Arthur et al)

Parents: Colin and Mary Louisa Docra

Parent’s occupations: contractor for gas and water works

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Occupational history (previous jobs in their career): 1908 – 11 practical training (John Taylor and Sons of London), 1910 student member of Inst Civil Engineers, 1912-15 Assistant with Thomas Docwra and Son

Occupation: Engineer, 1915 2nd Lieut, Royal Engineers in charge of construction of H M Factory, Gretna

Place of residence at Gretna: – 

Job title at Gretna: Engineer

Marital status: married 

Spouse name (including male name): Janet May Harman

Date of marriage: 1919

Place/Parish of marriage London

Children: C C (Jim) Docwra

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Edith Annie James

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

Gender: female

Date and Place of Birth: 23rd April 1883. 6 Park Terrace, Harefield, Middlesex

Date and Place of Death:  10th April 1931 19 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Nationality: British

Biography

Childhood: Four siblings — Horace, Ernest, Ellen and Maud

Parents: Father – David Rees.…

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Frank Reginald Ward James

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Frank Reginald Ward James 

 

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: Born Hornsey, Middlesex 1873 (4) (5) (6) 

                                             Baptised Wolverhampton 21/03/1873 (1) 

Date and Place of Death: 19/03/1962 at Shenley Hospital, Hertfordshire (8) 

Nationality: British 

 

 

Biography 

Childhood  

Two sisters, Alice Gertrude and Florence Maria, both baptised 20/08/1869.…

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Henry Japp, KBE

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

Gender: Male.

Date and Place of Birth: 6th June 1869, Montrose, Angus, Scotland.

Date and Place of Death: April 5th, 1939, Brentford, Middlesex, England.…