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Alexander Alan Reoch

Date of Birth: October 3, 1893


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 3rd October 1893, Montrose, Scotland

Date and Place of Death: April 1941, Annan, Dumfriesshire


Nationality: Scottish


Childhood: N/K


Parents: Alexander and Jessie nee Allan


Parent’s occupations: Shoemaker journeyman


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Occupation: Painter and decorator


Place of residence at Gretna: N/K


Job title at Gretna: N/K


Marital status: married Elizabeth Burnie at Annan


Children: N/K

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Alexander Alan Reoch was born in Montrose, Scotland on 3rd October 1893 to Alexander, a shoemaker journeyman, and Jessie nee Allan.


WW1 – employed at HM Factory Gretna.


1st August 1919 married Elizabeth Burnie at Annan both of 22 Thomas Street, Annan. Alexander a painter journeyman and Elizabeth a journey woman dressmaker.  It is possible Annie also worked at Gretna.


25th Mach 1941 died of influenza and pneumonia aged 47


Montrose Standard – Friday 11 April 1941


LOCAL MAN’S DEATH IN ANNAN The death has occurred, after a fortnight’s illness, of Mr Alexander A. Reoch, Addison Place, Annan. Forty-seven year of age and a native of Montrose, Mr Reoch went to work at Gretna Munitions Factory during the last two wars and then started a business on his own account as a painter and decorator in Annan. For several years he carried out large contracts in new housing schemes in various parts of the country, including the south of England, and he had earned a high reputation as a craftsman. A member of his church choir and of Annan Male Voice Choir, Mr Reoch was an ardent Freemason, being Past Master of Lodge Caledonian and a past first principal of Robert Bruce Royal Arch Chapter. He is survived by his wife, a daughter of the late Mr William Burnie, Annan, and by his mother and two brothers and two sisters.




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