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Arthur Beresford Middleton

Birthplace Cheshire Manchester EnglandPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna No 32 The Rand Date of Birth: September 22, 1886 Date of Death: October 6, 1974


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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Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 22/9/1886, Manchester

Date and Place of Death: 6/10/1974. 5 Templers Cres, Finchley, London

Nationality: English

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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


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