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Edgar Montague PybusChemist at Dornock
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Edgar Montague Pybus
Date and Place of Birth: 17/07/1888 Islington
Date and Place of Death: 18/01/1969 Hounslow aged 80
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.
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)
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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: