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Clive Kear Colwell

Place of Residence at HM Factory Gretna B 4


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Clive Kear Colwell


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 5th October 1893, Clerkenwell, London

Date and Place of Death: June 1978, Westminster

Nationality: British

Childhood: 1 of 4 children

Parents: James Kear Colwell and Agnes nee Javens

Parent’s occupations: Public analyst/ analytical consulting chemist – employer

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


Occupation: Chemist

Place of residence at Gretna: B4 Eastriggs

Job title at Gretna: Chemist


Marital status: Married Olga Sturdee.

Children: None known.

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Clive Kear Colwell was born on 5th October 1893 t James Kear Colwell and Agnes nee Javens at Clerkenwell, London.


1901 – living at 1 Cumberland Terrace, Clerkenwell, London. Father a public analyst/analytical consulting chemist- employer. Clive the eldest of 3 children. 2 domestic staff employed.


1911- 4 Wellfield Avenue, Muswell Hill, London. 11 rooms, 2 staff. Clive 1 of 4 children. Father a public analyst.


1918/19 – employed at H M Factory Gretna as a chemist living at B4 Eastriggs. Appears in The Dornock Farewell and the electoral register. Address given is ‘Ormesby’. Greta North

Road, London N2


17th December 1927- married Olga Sturdee at Paddington Registration District, London. Clive is an analytical chemist.


1939- at 8 Bancroft Avenue, Hornsey, London. No children evident. An analytical consulting chemist.


June 1978- died registered at Westminster aged 85.




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Name and address appeared in the Dornock Farewell, held in The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s archive collection:

Clive’s obituary from an unknown newspaper, 1979 (probable that the newspaper is related in someway to Downing College, Cambridge)


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