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Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Cornelius Beck
Date and Place of Birth: 4th June 1893, Derby
Date and Place of Death: 24th May 1958, Leytonstone, Essex
Childhood: One of 8 children
Parents: William George and Elizabeth nee Langford
Parent’s occupations: Excavator navvy
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Cable Layer and later a sailor.
Place of residence at Gretna: India House, Dornock
Job title at Gretna: Sailor?
Marital status: Married Maria Wild at Longtown.
Children: 8 children.
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Cornelius Beck was born on 4th June 1893 in Derby to William George and Elizabeth nee Langford.
1901 – living at 71, Watson’s Buildings, Rye Harbour, Sussex. Father a foreman excavator- navvy. 4th of 7 children.
1911 – 12 Humberville Terrace, Immingham, Lincolnshire. A driver in dock construction, nephew to the householder (Father’s sister – Ann Wild)
9th June 1915 – attested to Royal Navy
1917/1918 at H M Factory Gretna, listed on Electoral Register as a sailor living at India House, Dornock.
January 1917 married his fist cousin Maria Wild at Longtown. Subsequently had 8 children.
20th February 1919- discharged
1921 – Cornelius, Maria, Donald and 5 others are on the record in Billingham, Stockton
1939 – Date of birth shows as 21st June 1893. Living at 451 Heathway, Dagenham, Essex. An assistant foreman cable layer.
24th May 1958, died Leytonstone, London aged 65
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