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Alfred James OccleshawChemist
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Alfred James Occleshaw.
Date and Place of Birth: September 19th 1888, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Date and Place of Death: 1969, Donvale, Victoria, Australia.
Childhood: His siblings were Rose (1896-1974), Frederick Ernest (1892-?), Frank Roy (1894-1984), Walter Eric (1898-1983) and Herbert Charles Occleshaw (1899-1977).
Parents: Frederick Arthur Occleshaw (1864-1904) and Lucy Thomas Occleshaw (1865-1940).
Parent’s occupations: N/A.
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: He was educated at a working man’s college where he achieved a Diploma in Chemistry.
Occupation: From 1904 to 1916 Alfred worked for the Mount Lyell Chemical Company. He was a Chemist.
Place of residence at Gretna: N/A.
Job title at Gretna: Between 1916 and 1918 he was involved in operative training and explosive manufacture at HM Factory Gretna.
Marital status: He married Mary Greig Gibson (1889-1940) in 1929 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Travels: He travelled to Scotland from Australia to work at HM Factory Gretna. He also worked in Birmingham following World War One.
Trivia / any other information: In 1919 Alfred went to work for Chance and Hunt, an alkali company in Birmingham.
He returned to Australia in 1920 to work for the Mount Lyell Company research group.
Between 1921 and 1923 Alfred was a buyer for the Electrolytic Zinc Company, Hobart.
In 1923 he retired and lived out his life in Melbourne.
- The Australian contribution to HM Factory Gretna – Devils Porridge Museum
- Alfred James Occleshaw (1888 – 1969) – Prahran (ancientfaces.com)
- Alfred James Ockleshaw (1888–1969) • FamilySearch
- Occleshaw, Alfred James – Biographical entry – Encyclopedia of Australian Science (eoas.info)
- Occleshaw, Alfred James – Bright Sparcs Biographical entry (unimelb.edu.au)