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Albert Henry Baxter

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

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Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 21/12/1877 at Idle, Yorkshire (5) (6) 

Baptised 3/2/1878 (6) 

Date and Place of Death: June 1944 Leeds (7) 

Nationality: British 

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Ralph Moulton Bilton

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

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: Yeadon, Yorks. 25/10/1894

Date and Place of Death: 1985 aged 91 Buried in Otley

Nationality: British

 

Biography

Childhood:

Parents: Thomas Arthur and Marian Cooper Bilton

Parent’s occupations: House Painter (Father), School Teacher (Mother)

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

Occupation: Chemist

Place of residence at Gretna: N/K

Job title at Gretna: Member of Operating Staff, Cordite section, Mossband

Marital status: Single

Children: None

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K

Trivia / any other information: 

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Reginald George Burn

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

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 14 Jun 1893, Bradford

Date and Place of Death: 29 May 1961 Clyde Villa, Bolton–le-Sands, Lancashire

Nationality: British 

 

Biography

Childhood: 1901 Potter Newton

Siblings Florence 1891-1908, Ernest Francis 1898-1984

Parents: George Francis Burn, b 27 August 1861 in Malta (British subject  his father was a Foreman sail maker in Naval Dockyards) d 8 Jan 1940 in Chapel Allerton, Yorks and Katharine Amelia Usher b 21 Sep 1864  Birkenhead, d 15 Feb 1856 Leeds

Parent’s occupations: Mechanical  Engineer and Engineering Teacher, Head of department in Leeds Engineering School

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: 

Occupation: Chemist, later Farm Manager on Marriage in 1922 and a Sanitary Inspector on probate in 1961 and in Hull in 1939

Place of residence at Gretna:17-19 The Ridge Gretna

Job title at Gretna: Shift Chemist

Marital status: Married in 1922 to Florence Emily Collett (1899-1992)

Children: None found Wife was living with Parents in 1939

Travels: 

Awards/recognitions: 

Trivia / any other information: Non conformist church wedding and Quaker Burial

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Augustus Lawrence Connell

AUGUSTUS LAWRENCE CONNELL

Date and place of birth: 30 December 1886 Horton, West Yorkshire
Date and place of death:  24 March 1944 Bradford, Yorkshire
Nationality: British
Biography:  Augustus grew up in a very large family as his father married twice. Augustus was the product of the second marriage.
Parents: Thomas Connell married Elizabeth Pilling, his first wife in 1862. …

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Allin Cottrell

ALLIN COTTRELL

MSc. (Manchester), F.I.C, M.I.Chem.E

Gender: Male
Date and Place of Birth:  June Quarter of 1886 At Delph, Yorkshire.
Date and Place of Death: 18th August 1926, at Ashton-Under-Lyne
Nationality: British

Biography
Childhood: Allin was born in Delph, Yorkshire and grew up with his brothers and sisters:

Ernest (1871)

Amy (1872)

Susan (1875)

Ruth (1877)

Clarence (1880)

Percy (1882)

Maurice (1884-1884)

Rhoda (Millie) (1889)

The family home was at Braeside, Delph.…

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Wilfred Mason Edmondson

WILFRED MASON EDMONDSON

Date and place of birth-  22 January 1885 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire
Date and place of Death- 10 May 1967 Liskeard District, Cornwall
Nationality; British

Biography-Wilfred grew up in Yorkshire, the eldest of six children:

Rupert Edmondson 1892

Gladys Edmondson 1893

Percy Edmondson 1895-1895

Cyril Edmondson 1895

Ida Edmondson 1899-1899
Parents

Affred Edmondson and Mary Cunnington who were married

in Skipton District, Yorkshire June 1884
Parents occupation –         Affred Edmondson was a baker and

Mary Edmondson a cotton weaver
Schools Universities attended and years of attendance – Not known
Place of residence at Gretna:  Not known
Marital status-                  Wilfred married Alice Dixon (1885-1956)

in Skipton District, Yorkshire in 1913
Children:  Wilfred and Alice had three children born after WW1

Conny Edmondson 1920

Ida Winifred Edmondson 1923

Irvine Edmondson 1924
Job title at Gretna  –  Graviteer

Before the war Wilfred worked as an Insurance clerk and after the war as a Dairyman.…

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Walter Gaunt

WALTER GAUNT

Date and place of birth:  15 May 1886 in Bradford District, Yorkshire

Date and place of Death: 1973 in Aled District, Denbighshire

Nationality: British

Biography:  Walter’s father married twice and had 6 children from each wife, so Walter had plenty of siblings:

Step Siblings of Mary Ann Piggott (1836-1870) were-

Ellen Gaunt (1857)

Anna Eliza Gaunt (1859)

George Gaunt (1860)

Agnes Gaunt (1862)

Harry Gaunt (1867)

William Gaunt (1867)

Full Siblings were-

Ernest Gaunt (1878)

Alfred Gaunt  (1880)

Fred Gaunt (1882)

Bertha Gaunt (1885)

Sydney (1889)

Parents

Joseph Gaunt and Margaret Bottomley married 1875

in Oldham District, Lancashire.…

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Walter Evelyn Lee

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

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: December 4th 1889, Edle, Bradford 

Date and Place of Death: July 1975, Halifax. 

Nationality: English

Biography

Childhood: 21 Leeds Road, Idle, Yorkshire.…

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Norman Gateley Loxton

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

Gender: Male. 

Date and Place of Birth: July 1884. Ecclesall Bierlow, Derbyshire, Yorkshire – West Riding, United Kingdom. 

Date and Place of Death: 6th April 1937, Sheffield, England.…

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Alfred Bertram Mann

ALFRED BERTRAM MANN

Date and place of birth :  30 April 1893 Leeds, Yorkshire

Baptism in St.Marys, Beeston

Date and place of Death :  17 December 1926, Calcutta, India
Nationality: British

Biography:  Alfred grew up in Yorkshire. His family as shown in the 1911 Census:

Willie, Gladys and Joyce  Mann died as infants.
Parents:

Alfred Mann married Susan Verity 10 April 1887 in Leeds
Parents occupation :  Alfred Mann was a General Mechanic
Schools Universities attended and years of attendance –

Craven Street Secondary School, Hull

Hull Technical College
Place of residence at Gretna:  Not known
Marital status:

Alfred married Mary Winifred Cowan (Cowran)

6th November 1923, Sibpur, Bengal, India
Children:

Jeanette Suzanne Mann 1924

Winifred Gladys Mann 1925
Job title at Gretna  :  Chemist on Mossband site

Alfred is 4th left in second row.…

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Edward Ernest Pearson

EDWARD ERNEST PEARSON

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 10 May 1874 Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire

Date and Place of Death 19th November 1925. Hertfordshire

Nationality: British

Biography

Childhood:  Edward grew up in Yorkshire.  Census entries show the family living in Bradford before moving to Hertfordshire. In Hertfordshire the family lived on the Brickendonbury Estate.

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Parents:

George Pearson (1834-1899) + Sarah Weetman Dickinson (1836-1911)

Parent’s occupation: George was a builder contractor working for the family firm of S.Pearsons + Sons which had been started by his grandfather Samuel Pearson.…

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George Francis Rablah

GEORGE FRANCIS RABLAH

Date and place of birth :  6 November 1870 Scarborough, Yorkshire

Date and place of Death :  1940 Poole, Dorset

Nationality: British

Biography: George grew up in Scarborough with his sister Louisa Florence Rablah

Parents:  James Joseph Rablah and Caroline Jennings who were married 18 August 1866 in Scarborough, Yorkshire.

Parents occupation :  James Joseph Rablah was a Surgeon.…

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Grace Mary Robinson

GRACE MARY ROBINSON

Date and place of birth:  20 June 1894 in New York, United States of America

Date and place of Death:  19 April 1949 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England

Nationality:  American born of British Parents.

Biography:

Grace’s father was raised in Rydal, Westmoreland.  His work had taken him to New York where his three daughters were born.…

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Lieut Leonard Slater

Lt Leonard Slater
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth 13th September 1892, Bramley, Leeds
Date and Place of Death: 13th August 1949, Nether Edge, Sheffield
Nationality: English
Childhood In Leeds then Carlisle
Parents: John William Slater and Mary nee Simon  Parents occupations Schoolmaster then Inspector of Schools and School mistress up to marriage
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  Manchester University from 1911 MSc Tech
Occupation: Scientific and Industrial researcher
Place of residence at Gretna: Eden Gardens?, Howard Place, Carlisle
Marital status Married
Children One
Travels None known
Awards/recognitions:  None known
Positions held  Trivia / any other information:  None
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Lt Leonard Slater MSc Tech.…

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James Carter Spensley

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) :  James Carter Spensley.  Reference 1 

 

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 1866 Reference 1:  11 November 1886 Reference 2.…

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Evelyn Tuke

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Evelyn Tuke
Gender: Female
Date and place of birth: 24th January 1893 , Stanley, near Wakefield, W Riding
Date and Place of Death: 9th May 1982 registered Barnsley but probably still in Hoyland Nether
Nationality: English

Childhood: It appears that the family moved around quite a lot between Cumberland and West Riding of Yorkshire
Parents: John Henry Tuke and Mary Helena Wills
Parents occupations: Coal miner -hewer,
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  Not known
Occupation: Domestic servant , farm pre war then munitionette
Place of residence at Gretna: Not known
Marital status : Married
Children: 3 sons and 1 daughter
Travels : None of note
Awards/recognitions:  None known
Positions held
Trivia / any other information:  Lots of family information
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Biography 

 

Evelyn Tuke 1893-1982 

 

Evelyn Tuke was born on 24th January 1893 in Stanley, near Wakefield, W Yorkshire.…

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Charles Wright

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

Gender: Male.

Date and Place of Birth: 21 March 1891, Wakefield, Yorkshire West Riding.

Date and Place of Death: 2 September 1955.

Nationality: British.

 

Biography

Childhood: He had a half-brother called Francis Appleton (1867-).…