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Albert Edwin Leakey

Munition worker
Date of Birth: May 20, 1876 Date of Death: September 15, 1955


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

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 20th May 1876, Deptford, London  

Date and Place of Death: 15th September 1955, Rotherhithe, Kent  

Nationality: British

Childhood: Father died and mother remarried  


Parents: Edwin and Jane Pheasant nee Smith  

Parent’s occupations: Carpenter 


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:

1879- Lucas Street School 

1883- Randall Place School  


Occupation: Fancy leather dresser


Place of residence at Gretna: Newfoundland House, Eastriggs 

Job title at Gretna: Munition Worker


Marital status: Probably unmarried.

Children: N/K

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Albert Edwin Leakey was born on 20th May 1876 at Deptford, London, to Edwin and Jane Pheasant nee Smith 


28th April 1879- admitted to Lucas Street School.  


1881 – 19, Victory Street, Deptford. Father a carpenter. Albert is the 2nd of 3 children.  


30th April 1883- admitted to Randall Pace School.  


1901 – 2 Peyton Place, Greenwich, London.Mother remarried a man 20 years her senior. Albert now described as a stepson. He is a fancy leather dresser. 


1911- 2 Peyton Place, Greenwich. Now head of house living with widowed mother in 4 rooms. A Fancy leather worker.  


WW1- just too old for active military service, employed as a munition worker at H M Factory, Gretna, living at Newfoundland House, Eastriggs.  (Electoral register)  


1921- Arthur Henry, Albert Edwin, Alice Mary and 5 others are on the record at Bermondsey, London  


1939- 11 Cherry Garden Street, Bermondsey. A fancy leather worker. 3 brothers are living together.  


15th September 1955, died at Bermondsey aged 79 of 19 Russell Scott Buildings, Rotherhithe, died at St Olave’s Hospital, Rotherhithe   




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