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Photo of Agnes Dalling Gardiner

Agnes Dalling Gardiner

Munitons Worker
Birthplace Kinross-shire Kincross ScotlandPlace of Death Kirkcaldy Scotland Date of Birth: October 4, 1898 Date of Death: January 19, 1981


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).

Gender: Female.

Date and Place of Birth: 4th October 1898, Birdgend, Kincross.

Date and Place of Death: 1981, Kircaldy, Fife, Scotland.

Nationality: British.

Photo of Agnes in her uniform, kindly shared with The Devil’s Porridge Museum by family.


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.

Occupation: N/A.

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.

Awards/recognitions: N/A.

Trivia / any other information: Agnes Gardiner was 17 years old when she lost her arm in an accident at the Factory.


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