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David Neil Hannah
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): David Neil Hannah
Date and Place of Birth: 23rd August 1902, Glasgow
Date and Place of Death: 1976, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Childhood: David grew up in Glasgow with his siblings, whilst his father James worked as a joiner.
Parents: James & Catherine (nee Neil) Hannah
Parent’s occupations: James worked as a joiner, being a Trade Union Member, listed in 1901, Glasgow.
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Queen Anne Primary, Over Newton, Glasgow, attended 10th September 1912, and left 28th November 1912.
Place of residence at Gretna: 45 Empire Way, Gretna
Job title at Gretna: N/K
Marital status: Married Margaret Carlyle Anderson at Congregational Church, Manse, Annan
Trivia / any other information:
David was born in Glasgow, where his father James worked as a joiner. This trade looks like it was passed onto his son David.
David was listed as a Trade Union Member in 1926 & 1928 at Annan.
On the 1939 Register, (date of birth matches) David is already married, though his wife Margaret Carlyle (nee Anderson) is not with him.
He is listed as working as a Clerk of Works at a Military Camp, at High Field Grange Farm, Spital Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.
David died in 1976, Shrewsbury, Shropshire (date of birth matches).
David Hannah’s name appears in Mary Martin’s autograph book, which has kindly been shared with the museum.
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