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Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : David Johnstone
Date and Place of Birth: 12th August 1871, Castleton, Roxburghshire
Date and Place of Death: 11th January 1960, Newcastleton, Roxburghshire
Parents: David and Elizabeth [Eliza] Dinwoodie
Parent’s occupations: Carter
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Railway porter, tramway motorman
Place of residence at Gretna: N/K
Job title at Gretna: N/K
Marital status: Married Ellen Ann Johnson at Kirkdale, Liverpool.
Children: At least 4 children.
Trivia / any other information:
David Johnstone was born on 12th August 1871 at Castleton, Roxburgh to David and Elizabeth [Eliza] nee Dinwoodie. Father a carter.
28th December 1898 – married Ellen Ann Johnson at Kirkdale, Liverpool
1901 -living at 22 Balfour Street, West Derby, Everton, Liverpool – a railway porter
1911 – living at 11, Valkyrie Road, Liscard, Cheshire. Has had 4 children. Tramway motor man. 6 rooms, a boarder and a general domestic servant also residing at the address
WW1 – employed at H M Factory, Gretna.
1921 – living at Bewcastle, Near Carlisle, Cumberland. David, Ellen and 1 other are on the record. David listed as an ex or retired Gretna worker.
1939 – Corner House, Newcastleton, Roxburgh- a small holder.
11th January 1960 died at Newcastleton aged 89