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David Gilmour

Resident Engineer
Birthplace Fife Dystart ScotlandPlace of Death Fife Kirkaldy Scotland Date of Birth: April 28, 1867 Date of Death: December 1, 1942


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

Gender: Male. 

Date and Place of Birth: 28/04/1867 – Dystart, Fifeshire. 

Date and Place of Death: 01/12/1942 – Kircaldy. 

Nationality: Scottish. 


Childhood: Grew up in Dysart, Fifeshire with father, mother, and siblings.  

Parents: Father: David Gilmour and Mother: Mary Farmer. Married 02/12/1859 at Dysart. 

Parent’s occupations:  Father – Agricultural Labourer. Mother – Domestic Servant. 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  Glasgow High School and Andersonian Institute (University of Strathclyde). 

Occupation: Joiner/Civil Engineer.   

Place of residence at Gretna: N/A. 

Job title at Gretna: Resident Engineer. 

Marital status: Married Betsy Thomson, Linen Weaver, on 25/06/1890 at Dysart. 

Children: Agnes, David, and Alexander. 

Travels: Canada and South Africa. 

Awards/recognitions: C.B.E – Commander of the British Empire. 


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