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Edwin TabernerAcids Section
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Edwin Taberner.
Date and Place of Birth: 1894, Pemberton, Wigan, Lancashire, England.
Date and Place of Death: (possibly) Woodrising, Windsor Road, Somerset West South Africa, Company Director. 26th July 1974.
Childhood: His siblings were John Taberner (1896-) and Alice Taberner (1900-).
Parents: Thomas Taberner (born 1863) and Mary Alice Arrowsmith (born 1864).
Parent’s occupations: In the 1911 census Thomas Taberner’s occupation is stated as being a coal agent.
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: He went to Wigan Grammar School, at least when he was aged 14. In 1915 he graduated from Manchester University, as recorded in the Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, as a Master of Science. His degree may have been second class.
Occupation: (Chemical) Engineer. On his marriage certificate his rank/profession is simply stated as Pioneer.
Place of residence at Gretna: No indication of his place of residence at Gretna, but his home, as recorded in Dornock Farwell, was 602 Ormskirk Road, Pemberton, Wigan. Is also recorded in the 1911 census.
Job title at Gretna: Taberner, Edwin, B.Sc. (Manc.), Acids Section, H.M. Factory, Gretna, Scotland. [S ; M.].
Marital status: Married Louie Smith on August 14th, 1918 in Stoke Damerel.
Travels: He moved to the United States in 1934 and to South Africa in 1951, which was where he died.
Awards/recognitions: He received a Britain, Campaign, Gallantry and Long Service Medal and Award for his work with the Royal Engineers.
Trivia / any other information:
Probate: Administration with Will Winchester 9 December £1054 in England and Wales 743316894E.