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Arthur Francis ParkinSection Manager, Nitro Cotton Plant
Date and Place of Birth: 1891 Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia
Date and Place of Death: 19 July 1971 Sydney, Australia
Arthur Coulson Parkin (1858-1939) married Elizabeth Eakins (1859-1951) 8 November 1882 at Chewton, Victoria, Australia.
Parent’s occupations: Arthur was a manufacturing chemist in Victoria, Australia.
Siblings: 5 siblings
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:
Masters degree in Science at Melbourne University.
Place of residence at Gretna:
11 The Ridge, Eastriggs.
Job title at Gretna:
Section Manager at the Nitro-Cotton Plant.
Arthur married Grace Lillian Griffiths on 12 November 1915 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Children: Arthur and Grace had 3 children:
Griffiths Coulson Parkin was also born in Scotland on 11 October 1918 while his father was at HM Factory. Sadly ‘Griff’ died during WW2.
Gretna Margaret Parkin later became a celebrated scientist. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gretna_Margaret_Weste
Awards/recognitions: Nil Known
Trivia / any other information:
Institute of chemistry part 1 1918 held by Devils Porridge Museum.
Dornock Souvenir Magazine 1916-1919 held by Devils Porridge Museum
Ancestry including Public Member Trees
Royal Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Anticipating Tomorrow’s Defence Needs – A century of Australian Defence Science by Peter Donovan published 2007 by The defence Science and Technology Organisation, Canberra, Australia.