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Edward Tweedie

Chaplin
Birthplace Cumberland Aikton England Date of Birth: October 14, 1883 Date of Death: January 28, 1945

Biography

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

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 15/10/1883 at Aikton, Cumberland (1) (2) (4) (5) (7) 

Date and Place of Death: 28/01/1945 at Luton, Bedfordshire (6)

Nationality: British

 

 

Biography

Childhood: 

He was the youngest of three children. He had one sister, Hannah, born in 1879 and one brother, John William, born in 1881.In 1901 he was living with his family in Main Street, Aspatria (1) (2) (3)

Parents: Father: William Tweedie born 1850 at Wigton, Cumberland . Died 1921 (1) (5)

                Mother: Mary Skelton born in 1847 at Aikton . Died 1913 (1) (5)                

Parent’s occupations: Father was an attendance officer and caretaker , school boards (1)

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Nottingham Theological College (10)

 Occupation: Minister of Religion (7)

Place of residence at Gretna: N/K

Job title at Gretna: Chaplain

Marital status: Married

Spouse name (including male name): Agnes Beatrice Angier, born 24/06/1886, died 31/05/1979 (4)(5)(6)

Date of marriage: 01/01/1913 (4) (5)

Place of marriage: Islington, London (4) (5)

Children:  Ian Edward born21/01/ 1918 at Gretna (5) (7)

                   Alan Silvester born 09/06/1924 at Luton   (5) (9)            

Travels: 

Awards/recognitions: 

Trivia / any other information:  In 1911 , Edward was a student of divinity and went on to work in Woking.(2)

 In 1916 he resigned from his church in Woking having accepted a chaplaincy in H.M.Forces (10).

In 1917, after service with the East Lancs Regiment at the front line in France, he was appointed a padre to the workers at H.M.Factory at Gretna. (5) (8)

On leaving Gretna he took up the post of Minister of Bury Park Congregational Church, Luton, from August 1919 until his death. (5) (10)

In 1939 he was living at 6 Mansfield Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, and had a civilian role as an Air-Raid Warden. (7)

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