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Annie Boak

Munitions Worker
Birthplace County Durham Crook England Date of Birth: July 1, 1898 Date of Death: December 1, 1950


Email from Catherine Annie’s granddaughter in Feb 2020: My grandmother was Annie Fowler /Boak who came from the north east. She lost 2 daughters soon after delivery. Then she had two living boys. There was also Hilda Holmes / Bird and Edith Holmes/ Riley. Neither were able to conceive more than 1 child. They all worked at Gretna. I’ve often wondered if there was a connection.’

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