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Abraham Bruce Whitworth



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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 16th April 1897, West Bromwich, Staffordshire  

Date and Place of Death:  25th July 1965, 65 Lawrence Road, Rugby, Northamptonshire  

Nationality: British


Childhood: N/K


Parents: Abraham William and Florence Elizabeth 

Parent’s occupations: Grocer and provision dealer  


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


Occupation: Chemist

Place of residence at Gretna: N/K

Job title at Gretna: Chemist


Marital status: Married Edith M Brown.

Children: None known

Travels: To US at least twice  


Awards/recognitions: N/K


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Abraham Bruce Whitworth was born on 16th April 1897 at West Bromwich, Staffordshire, to Abraham William and Florence Elizabeth.  


1901 – living at 19 Market Square, Rugeley, Staffordshire. Father a corn and provision merchant employing 2 assistants, 1 apprentice and a nurse.  


1911- The Green, Rugeley, Staffordshire, 10 rooms. Father a grocer and provision dealer.  


WW1 – employed at H M Factory Gretna as a chemist, listed in Mossband Farewell with a home address of 70 Beeches Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. 


July 1927, Married Edith M Brown at Rugby, Northamptonshire  


20th May 1939 flew for 60 days to New York with wife.  


1939- 65 Lawrence Road, Rugby, Northamptonshire. Technical chemist, electrical lamp manufacturer. Also ARP 


1945- arrived Montrewal for border crossing to US 


25th July 1965 died aged 75 at 65, Lawrence Road, Rugby Northamptonshire.   




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