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Edward Landseer Parry GriffithsChemist
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Edward Landseer Parry Griffiths.
Date and Place of Birth: c.1883, Camden, New South Wales, Australia.
Date and Place of Death: c.1953, Hunter’s Hill, New South Wales, Australia.
Parents: Father: Edward Griffiths (c.1851-c.1928, a butcher) and Rosetta Griffiths Simpson (c.1857-c.1945).
Parent’s occupations: George Haimes – Iron Moulder, Marion Haimes – Housewife.
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: University of Sydney, Bachelor of Science.
Occupation: Analytical Chemist, Agriculture Department, New South Wales Public Service.
Place of residence at Gretna: N/A.
Job title at Gretna: Munition’s Chemist.
Marital status: Unknown.
Trivia / any other information:
Following his return to Australia on the SS “Ascanius”, departing England on 09 Feb 1919. He landed from quarantine in Sydney on 04 Apr 1919. His forwarding address was St Peters, NSW. He was retrospectively enrolled as an Australian Munitions Worker under the joint Australian government/ British government scheme to supply skilled workers to the UK for the War effort. He was issued with Australian Munitions Worker Badge No. 4077. He returned to his position in the NSW Department of Agriculture on his return to Australia. Edward was a vice-president of the Public Service Professional Officers’ Association in 1925.He was promoted to Senior Chemist in the Department of Agriculture around the same time. It seems he was a very popular commentator in agricultural issues in the rural press. Hilda died in 1941 and Edward remarried to Mary Ann Sutherland in 1944. Edward retired from the NSW Government Department of Agriculture as Chief Chemist and Inspector under the Fertilizer Act on 18 Jun 1947, He died at his home in Hunters Hill, NSW in 1953.
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Appeared in Institute of Chemistry 1918 part 2 :
Griffiths, Edward Landseer Parry, B.Sc. (Sydney), P. 13 West, Grctna, Scotland [M]