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Dr Agnes Marshall Cowan

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

Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 18th April 1880 Edinburgh

Date and Place of Death: 22nd August 1940 Cambridge

Nationality: Scottish

Biography

Childhood: In Edinburgh

Parents: Sir John and Lady Cowan

Parent’s occupations: Father is industrialist in Edinburgh

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Edinburgh University Medical School

Occupation: Doctor

Place of residence at Gretna: Not known

Job title at Gretna: Assistant Medical Officer April 1917-18

Marital status: Single

Children: No

Travels: Manchuria

Awards/recognitions: MB ChB MRCOG

Trivia / any other information: Missionary in Manchuria between the wars

Timeline

Born 19th April 1880 in Edinburgh
At school
Medical Student at Edinburgh University
Graduated from Edin Univ.…

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Cissie Cunningham

Mentioned in Chris Brader’s PhD thesis Timbertown Girls (Microsoft Word – WRAP_THESIS_coversheet (warwick.ac.uk)) on p. 43.

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Euphemia Culbert Cunningham

EUPHEMIA MILLER CULBERT CUNNINGHAM

Known as ‘EFFIE’

Gender: Female
Date and Place of Birth:  6th June 1892 at Abbey Hill, Edinburgh
Date and Place of Death: 2 August 1989 age 97 years at Wellington, NZ
Nationality:  Scottish – but lived in New Zealand for the majority of her life.

Biography
Childhood:  Effie was one of 10 children:

She had 2 step-brothers, William born 1878 and Joseph born 1880.…

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Miss Catherine Nancy Fairbairn

CATHERINE NANCY FAIRBAIRN

Date and place of birth :  17 November 1894 Dunraven, Balerno, Midlothian, Scotland

Date and place of Death :  1963 in London
Nationality: British
Do we have photos of this person?  No
Biography:  Catherine grew up in the small town of Balerno near Edinburgh with her siblings.
Parents: David Bryce Fairbairn married Elizabeth (Bessie) Cunningham in Currie, 1881
Parents occupation :  David was a Carpenter Joiner who had a workshop and also a mill in Balerno.…

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Annie Elizabeth Fulton

ANNIE ELIZABETH FULTON

Gender: Female
Date and Place of Birth:

26 September 1894 at Edinburgh
Date and Place of Death:
Nationality: British

Biography
Childhood:       Annie grew up in Edinburgh with her four siblings:

Margaret Storm Fulton 1893

Nellie Archibald Fulton 1897

John Adam Fulton 1899

Grace Laura Fulton 1903
Parents:

Adam Fulton married Elizabeth Thomson 4 March 1892 in Edinburgh
Parent’s occupations:

Adam worked as a Telegraph Inspector for Railway Company.…

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Robert Giblin Locke

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

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 1891, Edinburgh, Scotland

Date and Place of Death: 29/10/1936 Edinburgh, Scotland

Nationality: Scottish

Biography

Childhood: N/K

Parents: N/K

Parent’s occupations: N/K

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/A

Occupational history (previous jobs in their career): N/K

Occupation: Correspondence Clerk

Place of residence at Gretna:

Job title at Gretna: Correspondence Clerk

Marital status: Married 

Spouse name (including male name): Euphemia Margaret Hunter

Date of marriage: 1931

Place/Parish of marriage: 

Children: Not Known

Travels: 

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Trivia / any other information: 

Further links, notes, and comments:

Robert featured in the Dumfries and Galloway Standard 5/4/16 as he appeared at a military tribunal, asking for exemption from Military Service, as his mother was an invalid and needed his help to run her shop in Edinburgh.…

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James Mackenzie

JAMES MACKENZIE

Date and place of birth: 27 December 1881 in Edinburgh St. George District

Date and place of Death: 19 December 1956 in Durban, Natal, South Africa

Nationality: Scottish/South African

Biography: James grew up in Edinburgh with his siblings at 21 Lauriston Gardens,
Edinburgh.

Parents: John and Mary Mackenzie

Parents occupation: John Mackenzie was a Violin teacher
Schools Universities attended and years attended: Not known
Place of residence at Gretna: Not known
Marital status: Married in 1908

Job title at Gretna: Engineer on Mossband Site
Travels: Nil known
Awards/recognitions: Nil known
Trivia/any other information: James enlisted and was sent out to South Africa at the time
of the Boer War.…

Agnes Ross McNaught

Agnes Ross McNaught was born in and grew up in Edinburgh. Her father, Patrick, worked as an Iron moulder throughout her childhood.[1] Iron moulder’s were ‘foundry workers who made moulds for casting iron.’[2] Although iron moulder’s were employed in a number of different industries, the industrial, physical and highly skilled nature of Patrick’s occupation is clear, and provides a link between his work, and his daughter Agnes’ later work at H.M.…

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Frank Douglas Miles

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Frank Douglas Miles
Gender : Male
Date and place of birth: 18th June 1885, 34 Myrtle Terrace , Edinburgh
Date and Place of Death: 13th April 1968, West Kilbride, Ayrshire
Nationality: British, father English, mother Scottish
Childhood
Parents : William Henry Miles and Augusta Louisa Collinson
Parents occupations : Inland revenue Excise officer
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  1906 gained scholarship whilst at Tullie House , Carlisle, Royal College of Science, University of London  Graduated in 1908
Occupation : Research Chemist
Place of residence at Gretna: 8 George Street , Carlisle
Marital status: Married in 1920
Children: 3 sons and 1 daughter
Travels : None evident
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Positions held

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Bibliography

Books published (Title, year of publication, publisher):
Books written about the individual or mentioning the individual (Title, year of publication, publisher):

The Manufacture Of Sulfuric Acid 1923 by Frank Douglas Miles ISBN 4444006752567, reprinted in facsimile 2018

https://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/CT/1920/CT9201700059

A History Of Research In The Nobel Division Of I.C.I.…

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Euphemia Runciman

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Euphemia ‘Effy’ Runciman / Haimes / Smith.  

Gender: Female  

Date and Place of Birth: 5 Little Longland (?) Place, Canongate, Edinburgh. 5th August 1895. 

Date and Place of Death: Possibly North Berwick, 1989. …

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Edith Margaret West

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Edith Margaret/Marie West later Edith Marie Blackhall after marriage. 

Gender: Female. 

Date and Place of Birth: 

25th July, 19 India Place, Edinburgh.…