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David Henry PhippsJoiner
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): David Henry Phipps
Date and Place of Birth: 27th February 1876 Winsford, Cheshire
Date and Place of Death: 2nd January 1962 Dukinfield
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.
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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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