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Agnes Dalling GardinerMunitons Worker
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Agnes Gardiner (also known as Agnes Dalling and Agnes Muir).
Date and Place of Birth: 4th October 1898, Birdgend, Kincross.
Date and Place of Death: 1981, Kircaldy, Fife, Scotland.
Childhood: She had a brother, William Gardiner (1906-1924) and a half-brother, James Taylor (but could also be stepson).
Parents: Thomas Gardiner (1880-1955) and Margaret Dalling (1877-1941).
Parent’s occupations: N/A.
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: 1908-1912: Dunfermline Public School. She left school aged 14, which was the official leaving age. She left with a good leaving certificate.
Place of residence at Gretna: N/A.
Job title at Gretna: Munitions worker.
Marital status: Marriage contract 1922. Methil Fife Scotland. West High Street Methil. After Banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland. Married Andrew Muir (1900-1965).
Children: Hugh (1923–2012), Margaret (1926–1929), Flora (1928–2017), Thomas (1930–2008) and Irene Agnes Muir (1931–2018).
Travels: 1959 Springfield, Illinois spent 2 months in USA with husband’s siblings.
Trivia / any other information: Agnes Gardiner was 17 years old when she lost her arm in an accident at the Factory.
- HM Factory Gretna: Casualties and Consequences – Devils Porridge Museum
- SAMPLING THE DEVIL’S PORRIDGE (keymilitary.com)
- Mentioned on ‘The Devil’s Porridge: the Shell Scandal of 1915 Podcast: The Devil’s Porridge: The Shell Scandal of 1915 | Warfare on Acast