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Douglas Sommerville

Birthplace Lanackshire Hamilton, Lanackshire Scotland Date of Birth: April 9, 1879 Date of Death: August 27, 1960


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

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 9th April 1879. Hamilton, Lanackshire

Date and Place of Death: 27th August 1960.  Kintilloch,  East Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Nationality: Scottish


Childhood: He was illegitimate and was given his mother’s surname. In 1881  he was boarded out to the Reid Family at 263 King Street, Rutherglen, Glasgow.  His Mother was living with John Sommerville as man and wife.

Parents: Jane Sommerville

Parent’s occupations: John Sommerville was a Book Binder’s Machinist. 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  unknown

Occupation: Mercantile Clerk

Place of residence at Gretna: unknown

Job title at Gretna: Clerk

Marital status: Married to Mary Edwards

Children: 2. a. Douglas Sommerville. Born: c1907 Glasgow

3.b. Jane F. Sommerville. Born: c1908 Glasgow

4.c. David E. Sommerville. Born: c1910 Glasgow

5.d. George F. Sommerville. Born: c1911 Glasgow




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Illegitimate children in Glasgow were boarded out whenever possible.


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