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Charles Edward Armstrong

Date of Birth: May 22, 1896


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 22nd May 1896, Gateshead

Date and Place of Death: April 1987, Carlisle


Nationality: British


Childhood: A twin with 4 other siblings born, 4 surviving .


Parents: Charles and Mary Ann nee Barras


Parent’s occupations: Insurance agent


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K


Occupation: General labourer at Glycerin refiner in 1939


Place of residence at Gretna: 18 Brewery Row, Carlisle


Job title at Gretna: N/K


Marital status: Married.


Children: N/K

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


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Charles Edward Armstrong was born on 22nd May 1896 at Gateshead, Durham to Charles and Mary Ann nee Barras.


1901- living at 9 Villa Place, Gateshead. A twin boy plus another brother. Father an insurance agent.


1911- at Bay Horse Lane, Carlisle. 2 rooms. A stationer’s errand boy. Father a commission agent. 6 children born, 4 surviving


December 1915 – attested to Border Regiment. Address 18 Brewery Row, Carlisle. Transferred to Machine Gun Corps.


1st October 1917 – service record indicates he was charged with “not complying with having mosquito net properly closed. Caught malaria and sent home.”


1917 onwards employed at H M Factory Gretna.


1919 – address was still Brewery Row.


1921 – in Carlisle. Charles Edward, Charles, Mary Ann and 2 others are on the record. Charles listed as an ex-Gretna worker.


1939 – living in Bristol. Documented as married but no wife listed. A Glycerin Refiners general labourer


April 1987 – died in Carlisle aged 90.




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