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Edgar Montague Pybus

Chemist at Dornock
Date of Birth: July 17, 1888 Date of Death: January 18, 1969


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

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 17/07/1888 Islington 

Date and Place of Death: 18/01/1969 Hounslow aged 80 

Nationality: British 




Parents: Richard and Selina Pybus 

Parent’s occupations: Paint Manufacturer 

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

Occupation: Works Chemist Paint and Colour Manufacturer 

Place of residence at Gretna: N/K 

Job title at Gretna: Chemist at Dornock 

Marital status: Josephine May (nee Kirton) Knaresborough 1920. 

Josephine died in 1953 and Edgar re-married Lillian M Fox 1963 Middlesex 

Children: Paul Kirton b.1924, Christopher b.1928. 

Travels: N/K 

Awards/recognitions: N/K 

Trivia / any other information:  

In 1908, Edgar and his brother Richard Hubert patented an “improved process for filling the tubes of pneumatic tyres for motor cars and bicycles”  

(Derby Daily Telegraph 04/08/1908) and in 1913 an “easy starting device for internal combustion engines” 

(Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal 03/05/1913) 


  • Books published (Title, year of publication, publisher): N/K 
  • Books written about the individual or mentioning the individual (Title, year of publication, publisher): N/K 


  • Blogs about the individual: N/K 
  • Websites about the individual: N/K 

Further links, notes, and comments: 

Enlisted in the 21st Service Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Served in France. Transferred to Royal Engineers, as Corporal 120607, then 13/09/1916 transferred to Army Reserve Class W to Ministry of Munitions Explosive Supply Store. 

Forwarding address on Dornock Souvenir is family home at 124 New Uttoxeter Road, Derby. 

In 1921 Edgar and Josephine are living in Rochdale. 

In 1939 Edgar is a manufacturer of candles and polish in Bristol. 


Name and address mentioned in Dornock Farewell, held in The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s archive collection:

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