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Clifford Arthur Abbot

Date of Birth: June 28, 1892 Date of Death: June 7, 1977


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 28th June 1892, Adelaide, Australia 

Date and Place of Death: 7th June 1977, Australia

Nationality: Australian 


Childhood: N/K


Parents: Frederick Arthur and Matilda Jane nee Tregowath 


Parent’s occupations: Dock worker


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


Occupation: Chemist.


Place of residence at Gretna: Anzac House, Eastriggs  


Job title at Gretna: Chemist


Marital status: Married Isobella Gilmour Naismith Ferguson at Dunfermline.


Children: N/K

Travels: Came from Australia to work at H M Factory Gretna as a chemist.


Awards/recognitions: N/K


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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