Skip to main content

To search our directory of workers at HM Factory Gretna either enter any name, place of birth or place of death in the search box or if you know what their job was from select from the drop-down menu.

Photo of Cornelius Beck

Cornelius Beck

Date of Birth: June 4, 1893 Date of Death: May 24, 1958


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 4th June 1893, Derby  

Date and Place of Death: 24th May 1958, Leytonstone, Essex

Nationality: British


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.

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

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  




Blogs about the individual:

Websites about the individual:



Related by Category

Translate »