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Bertha Sarginson

Munitions Worker
Birthplace Cumberland Carlisle England Date of Birth: January 4, 1899 Date of Death: June 7, 1990


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

Gender: Female 

Date and Place of Birth: 1 April 1899, Potters, Place, Carlisle Source: 

Date and Place of Death: 7 June 1990, Carlisle Source:



Childhood: Unknown 

Parents: Mother – Sarah Jane Hutton born in 1867

Father – William Sarginson born June 1864 


Parent’s occupations: Unknown 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Unknown 

Occupational history (previous jobs in their career): Unknown 

Occupation: Unknown 

Place of residence at Gretna: Unknown 

Job title at Gretna: Unknown 

Marital status: Married 

Spouse name (including male name): Joseph Robson 1989-1963

Date of marriage: September 1920 Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005 

Place/Parish of marriage: Unknown 

Children: Joseph Robson 1920-1940 and Herbert Robson 1927-2006

Travels: Unknown 

Awards/recognitions: Unknown 

Trivia / any other information: 

Information from: – ‘Bertha worked at HM Factory Gretna. Here she learned to drive and in 1917 volunteered as a Ambulance driver and was sent to Boulogne in France. She worked transferring injured soldiers off hospital trains and onto boats back to England. In 1920, Bertha married Joe Robson (of the 4th Battalion Border Regiment Reserve) from 6 Melbourne Street, Carlisle. Joe got a job at Carr’s Biscuit Factory as a fitter, his father worked there as an engineer. Bertha and Joe got their first home in Brewery Row, Caldewgate. Bertha continued to work in a shop called Sarah Jane’s. Their first son Joseph was born 22 November 1920. He became an altar boy at St Barnabas Church, Brookside Raffles when the family moved to Brookside. Joe Jr. joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was a Sergeant in training to become a pilot when he was killed 5th September 1940.’


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