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Edgar Barker Wastell

Operating Staff
Date of Birth: July 8, 1893 Date of Death: April 10, 1962


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 8th July 1893, Birmingham  

Date and Place of Death: 10th April 1962, 21 Cortneys, Selby, Yorkshire  

Nationality: British


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


Occupation: Chemist.

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.

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


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. 

Doris Emmeline Pett, Edgar’s wife.



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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