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Egerton Sayer

Birthplace Gloucestershire Bristol EnglandPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna Stormont Cottage Date of Birth: October 1, 1864 Date of Death: April 1, 1927


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

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: Baptism: 20th October 1864. St George Brandon Hill, Bristol, Gloucestershire. 

Date and Place of Death: 1927 April Quarter. Hampstead. Vol:1a. p.591 

11th April 1927. 

Nationality: British 



Childhood: An only child. Born in Bristol but his childhood appears to be in London. 1871 in St. Pancras; 1881 at 45 Sussex Place, Kensington. By 1891 he is married and living in Norwood, Battersea with his wife and one Servant.  

Parents: John Saunders Sayer and Alice Emma Sayer M/S Baker 

Parent’s occupations: Father’s occupations: (1) in 1867 he was a Auctioneer and Estate Agent: (2) 1871 Accountant. (3) 1881 Science Lecturer. (4) 1901 Consulting Electric Engineer. 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  

Occupation: (1) Superintendant Engineer 

Place of residence at Gretna: Old Stormont, Gretna 

Job title at Gretna:  Engineer

Egerton pictured at Gretna, 1918. Photo kindly shared by fellow Gretna worker, W G Emmett’s relatives.

Marital status:  Married: 1891 to Marion Bates 

Children: Three. (1) Gladys Linda Sayer Born;1892. (2) Frank Bernard Sayer Born:1893. (3) Daphne Edith Sayer Born:1901. 



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Further links, notes, and comments: 

Egerton Sayer was the electrical engineer working at Mossband. He continued to work as an electrical engineer after the War. 

Egerton was born in Clifton in Bristol in 1864, the son of John Saunders and Alice Emma Sayer. John was a Scientific Lecturer. The family moved to London and Egerton married Marion in Wandsworth in 1891. They lived in Battersea, Willesden and then Hampstead. Egerton worked as Assistant Chief Electrical Engineer for the Hampstead Electric Lighting committee. They had three children, Frank B, Gladys L and Daphne Edith N. On the 1911 census, Gladys is a pianist. Later Frank becomes a GPO wireless telegrapher and Daphne follows her father to work at HM Gretna. Egerton worked as the electrical engineer at Mossband. 

Egerton died in Finchley on 11th April 1927. 



Egerton appeared in a local production of ‘The Gonderliers’ whilst at Gretna: 

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