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David Johnstone

Birthplace Castleton Roxburghshire Place of Death Newcastleton Roxburghshire Date of Birth: August 12, 1871 Date of Death: January 11, 1960


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 12th August 1871, Castleton, Roxburghshire

Date and Place of Death: 11th January 1960, Newcastleton, Roxburghshire

Nationality: Scottish

Childhood: N/K


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.

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


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

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