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Alfred Edmund Reed


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Alfred Edmund Reed


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 1897, Croydon

Date and Place of Death: N/K

Nationality: British


Childhood: One of 4 children, the eldest of 2 surviving.


Parents: Bessie nee Miles, father unknown


Parent’s occupations: Laundress


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K


Occupation:  Fishmonger’s errand boy in 1911


Place of residence at Gretna: N/K


Job title at Gretna: N/K


Marital status: N/K


Children: N/K

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information: Alfred Edmund Reed was born in 1897 in Croydon to Bessie nee Miles. His father’s name is not evident.


1901 – living at The Infirmary, Mayday Road, Croydon – the workhouse described as a patient aged 4. Mother listed separately as a pauper with a 1 year old son. She is a laundress.


1911- living at 7 North Farm Road, Southborough, a fishmonger’s errand boy. Mother Bessie head of household, listed as married, a laundry worker- ironing. Has had 4 children, Alfred the eldest of 2 surviving sons.


WW1- employed at Gretna.


1921 – Alfred Edmund, Eleanor Margaret and Irene Elizabeth are on the record in Wandsworth, London. Alfred listed as an ex or retired Gretna worker.


No record of marriage or death is evident.



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