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Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Charles Conchie
Date and Place of Birth: 1876, Shap, Westmorland
Date and Place of Death: 26th September 1917, Factory Hospital, Gretna
Nationality: Scottish parents
Childhood: 5th of 12 children
Parents: Johnstone and Mary nee McHallam
Parent’s occupations: Granite mason
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Night watchman
Place of residence at Gretna: Clarketon Cottage, Graitney
Job title at Gretna: Signalman
Marital status: Married Sarah Jane Blades at Penrith. She also worked at H.M. Factory Gretna.
Children: At least 2
Trivia / any other information:
Charles Conchie, born in 1876, was the fifth of 12 children born to Johnstone Conchie (ormerly McConchie) and Mary nee McHallam. He was born at Shap, Westmorland.
1881-living in Shap, father a granite mason.
1891- living at Granite Works, Shap. Father a granite mason.
1899 Charles fell racing at Grasmere sports with his brothers. Read more about this here>
9th January 1900 married Sarah Jane Blades at Penrith.
1901- Wickersgill, Shap. A stationary engine driver. They had 2 children.
1911- Barleythorpe Oakland, Rutland.Night watchman in stables
WW1 – employed at H M Factory Gretna as a signalman living at Clarketon Cottage, Graitney. Too old for active military service and disabled, having lost an arm at an earlier age.
26th September 1917-died at the Factory Hospital, Gretna of influenza and pneumonia.
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Websites about the individual: https://www.grasmeresports.com/the-conchie-brothers/