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Edgar Barker WastellOperating Staff
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Edgar Barker Wastell
Date and Place of Birth: 8th July 1893, Birmingham
Date and Place of Death: 10th April 1962, 21 Cortneys, Selby, Yorkshire
Childhood: Eldest of 7, one died.
Parents: Edgar Wastell and Anne Maria nee Barker
Parent’s occupations: Commercial clerk
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Place of residence at Gretna: N/K
Job title at Gretna: Listed in Mossband Farewell under ‘operating staff.’
Marital status: Married Doris Emmeline Pett
Children: At least 4.
Trivia / any other information:
Edgar Barker Wastell was born on 8th July 1893 at Birmingham to Edgar and Anne Maria nee Barker. He was the eldest of 7 children.
1901- living at 51 Gillott Road, Birmingham. Father a commercial clerk.
1911- same address as 1901, 8 rooms.
1918/19- employed at H M Factory Gretna as a chemist, listed in Mossband Farewell under ‘operating staff’, home address given as 51 Gillott Road, Birmingham
1921 – Edgar Barker, Edgar, Anne Maria and 4 others are on the record in Birmingham
September 1922- married Doris Emmeline Pett in Birmingham. They subsequently had 4 children.
1922 – living at King’s Norton, Birmingham (electoral register)
1939- Fine chemical works manager living at 266 Gillott Road, Birmingham
10th April 1962- died aged 69 at 21 Courtney’s, Selby, Yorkshire
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