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Clifford Arthur AbbotChemist
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Clifford Arthur Abbott
Date and Place of Birth: 28th June 1892, Adelaide, Australia
Date and Place of Death: 7th June 1977, Australia
Parents: Frederick Arthur and Matilda Jane nee Tregowath
Parent’s occupations: Dock worker
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Place of residence at Gretna: Anzac House, Eastriggs
Job title at Gretna: Chemist
Marital status: Married Isobella Gilmour Naismith Ferguson at Dunfermline.
Travels: Came from Australia to work at H M Factory Gretna as a chemist.
Trivia / any other information:
Clifford Arthur Abbott was born on 28th June 1892 in Adelaide, Australia, to Frederick Arthur, a dock worker and Matilda Jane nee Tregoweth
2nd December 1916 – arrived in Plymouth.
1916-1918 – employed at H M Factory, Gretna as a chemist living at Anzac House, Eastriggs.
1918 – moved to Avonmouth as did many other chemists who were involved in the production of mustard gas.
26th December 1918- married Isobella Gilmour Naismith Ferguson at Dunfermline. She was described as a munition worker and he a chemist.
‘Cliff Abbott was an industrial chemist in the Australian Army, who was involved in the manufacture of mustard gas. After he moved back to Australia with his new wife Bella, they lived in New Guinea for a time, then moved to Wallaroo in South Australia, where he was involved in the manufacture of fertilizer.’ From a Public member tree, Ancestry.
1919 – in Papua, New Guinea
7th June 1977 – died aged 85.
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