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Arthur Beresford MiddletonChemist
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Arthur Beresford Middleton A.R.S.M, A.M.S.T
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Date and Place of Birth: 22/9/1886, Manchester
Date and Place of Death: 6/10/1974. 5 Templers Cres, Finchley, London
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Parents: Thomas Middleton & Sarah(Agnes) Shirt married 1885 quarter 4 in Chorlton, Lancashire.
Parent’s occupations: Thomas was a warehouseman in a local mill. Sarah was a cotton spinner.
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Unknown junior school, Associate of Royal School of Mines-Imperial College London. (A.R.S.M)
Occupation: Various occupations noted, Chemist, Surveyor, Metallurgist, Mining Engineer, Munition Chemist, Metallurgist Bullion Refiner
Place of residence at Gretna: No.32 The Rand, Eastriggs
Job title at Gretna: Chemist
Marital status: 9/12/1912 Married to Ellen Needham in Adelaide, Australia. Ellen was from Manchester, she was an elementary teacher
Children: 14/08/1917 Daughter Margaret Louisa born at 32 The Rand, Eastriggs. Baptised 7/10/1917 St.Chrysostom, Rusholme, Lancashire.
Travels: 1913, Arthur & Ellen found living in Thomas Street, Willyama, New South Wales, occupation: Surveyor
29/11/1916 Arthur & Ellen returned from Sydney, Australia into Plymouth Docks aboard the ‘Morea’, intended address, 24 January Street Manchester, her parents address.
6/7/1923 Arthur Ellen & Margaret depart London for Sydney, first class on SS Moldovia, given address: 16, Sedgemere Ave N2,
Occupation: Metallurgist, intended address Australia.
9/08/1923 They arrive Freemantle from London. Arthur listed as Mining Engineer
1925, Electoral List: Arthur found at Whim Creek, Roebourne, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Occupation: Metallurgist. Ellen not listed.
1931-1939 Electoral List: Arthur & Ellen living in ’Rowarth’ 5 Templers Cres, Finchley, Barnet, London
1939 Census: Arthur, Chemist, Metallurgist Bullion Refiner
Ellen, Unpaid Domestic Duties, ARP First Aid Volunteer
Margaret, Bank Clerk, Foreign Department
Awards/recognitions: Official Gazette of the US Patent Office: Oct 21st 1924, page 597.
Patent claimed Nov 11th 1922 by Arthur Beresford Middleton, London, England. Assignors to Minerals Separation, North American Corporation New York,
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14/03/1967: Daughter, Margaret Louisa died