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Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Charles Graham
Date and Place of Birth: Q4 1874 Longtown, Cumberland
Date and Place of Death: 1st December 1940 Dornock
Parents: William and Isabella (nee Irving) Graham
Parent’s occupations: Father is a joiner
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Occupation: Police constable in Liverpool City Police
Place of residence at Gretna: Browhouses
Job title at Gretna: Police constable
Marital status: Married Annie Armstrong in 1918 at Dornock. She was a munitions worker at H.M. Factory Gretna.
Trivia / any other information: Liverpool Daily Post 27/08/1909
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Charles Graham was born in Longtown and served as a police constable in Liverpool for many years. He served in the police force at HM Gretna during the war, and afterwards married a Gretna Girl, Annie Armstrong.
In 1891, Charles is working as a domestic servant, but by 1901, he has become police constable 338A in the Liverpool City Police. He is living in a house at Albany Road with two other constables, both from Scotland. In 1909, Charles is commended for his actions in stopping a runaway horse. He may have been injured in the incident, but on the 1911 census he is still a police constable in Liverpool, living in digs at Connaught Road.
Charles apparently served at HM Gretna in their Police Force and may have lived at Browhouses. While there he met a Dornock-born-and-bred Gretna Girl, Annie Armstrong, and they married in 1918 in Dornock.
After the war, Charles and Annie lived in Eastrigg. Charles worked as a labourer. At the time of his death in December 1940, age 66, they were living at Dunedin Road. Charles is buried in Dornock Cemetery.