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David Henry Phipps



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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 27th February 1876 Winsford, Cheshire 

Date and Place of Death:  2nd January 1962 Dukinfield

Nationality: British


Childhood: N/K


Parents: Thomas and Mary Phipps

Parent’s occupations: Wagon Builder (father)


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


Occupation: Railway Carriage Builder


Place of residence at Gretna: 11 B East

Job title at Gretna: Joiner


Marital status: Married Fanny Elizabeth Lawley 12/06/1901 Wittan, Cheshire.

Children: 2 sons and 2 daughters. Gladys, George, Mabel and Lily.

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

In 1891, David is an apprentice carriage builder in Cheshire. In 1901 he is a carriage builder boarding in Prestwich, Manchester, and he marries Fanny Elizabeth the same year.


By 1911 the family are living in Colne, and David is a Railway Carriage and Wagon Inspector.


In December 1915 he joins Branch 2 Gretna Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners and comes to work at HM Factory Gretna. All the family lived at B 11 East, and Gladys, Mabel. Lily and George are all recorded on the school register. 


After the war, by 1921 David has returned to being a carriage builder, for Great Central Railway, living at Dukinfield. In 1939 he is still a carriage builder, still living at Dukinfield. 



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