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Cosmo Gifford Irving

Munition worker
Date of Birth: November 21, 1882 Date of Death: December 7, 1936


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 21st November 1882, Morningside, Edinburgh 

Date and Place of Death: 7th December 1936, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland 

Nationality: Scottish


Childhood: Youngest of at least 4  

Parents: Robert and Jessie nee McCulloch 

Parent’s occupations: Clothier’s Salesman  


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


Occupation: Forester


Place of residence at Gretna: 3E East, Gretna  

Job title at Gretna: Munition Worker

Marital status: Married Eliza[beth] Scott in Sussex


Children: N/K

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Cosmo Gifford Irvine was born at 4, Marchmont Crescent, Morningside, Edinburgh on 21st November 1882 to Robert a clothier’s salesman, and Jessie nee McCulloch.  


1891- 29, Roseneath Terrace, Newington, Edinburgh. Father a clothier’s salesman. Cosmo the youngest of 4 children. 


1901- Berryholes, Login, Stirlingshire, working as a forester.  


1911 – Potter’s Heron, Hampshire- an assistant forester  


1916- married Eliza[beth] Scott in Sussex, his given address is Brampton, Cumberland on the Registration document.  


1918/19- employed at H M Factory Gretna as a munition worker living at 3E East, Gretna. (Electoral Register)  


7th December 1936 died aged 54 at Maybole, Ayrshire, of stomach cancer (death registration), occupation listed as Estate Forester.  




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