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Alison Wilson Begg

Munition worker
Date of Birth: February 5, 1862 Date of Death: May 4, 1942


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Alison Wilson Begg


Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 5th February 1862, Edinburgh

Date and Place of Death: 4 May 1942, 1 Glenlockhart Road, Edinburgh

Nationality: British


Childhood: Alison grew up in Merchiston, Edinburgh.


Parents: Robert Burns Begg & Isabella Begg nee McPherson

Parent’s occupations: Robert worked as a joiner journeyman all his working life.


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


Occupation: Dressmaker

Place of residence at Gretna: 63 – 41 Pretoria Road, Eastriggs


Job title at Gretna: Munition worker

Marital status: Unmarried

Children: None known

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Alison remained single and grew up in Edinburgh, her father Robert died in 1883, leaving Alison to look after her mother Isabella (died 18 May 1915, 84 years) where they lived together on the 1911 census at 74 Bonaly Road, Merchiston.



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