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Ernest Mark Cheetham

Birthplace London Hackney EnglandBirthplace 100-102 Vancouver Raod Gretna ScotlandPlace of Death Devon Topsham England Date of Birth: January 19, 1892 Date of Death: October 2, 1971


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

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 1892. Hackney, London 

Date and Place of Death: 2nd October 1971. 26 Monmouth, Topsham, Exeter. 

Nationality: British 


Childhood: By 1901 he was living with his parents and sister and one servant. In 1911 he was living at 44 Eaton Place, Palmers Green, Southgate, Middlesex.  Still with his parents and sister. He was  studying for  Chemistry Bsc exam.  

Parents:  Joseph Ernest Cheetham & Phoebe  Ann Cheetham M/S Brandon 

Parent’s occupations:  Joseph E Cheetham in 1891 was a printer’s Rep. By 1901 he had become a Designer & Printer. In 1911 he was a Printer’s Manager in the Art department. 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: 1. Industrial School under Home Office or local Government Board. Admitted 17th January 1905. 2. Duke of York’s Royal Military School. 3. Queen Victoria School. 4. City and Guilds College in South Kensington after its full incorporation into Imperial College in 1910. 

Occupation: Chemist. By 1954 he was an Executive officer at the Board of Inland Revenue. 

Place of residence at Gretna: 100 – 102 Vancouver Road, Gretna. 

Job title at Gretna: unknown. Assumed Chemist 

Marital status: Married 

Children:  One: John David Cheetham Born: 1936 

Travels: One recorded to the USA , returning from New York on 28th June 1919 

Awards/recognitions:  M.B.E. 1914 – 1915 Star. British War Medal Victory Medal. 


Further links, notes, and comments:  

First World War Service. He volunteered  in 1915. Promoted to Corporal on enlistment to 2nd Battalion Special Brigade, Royal Engineers. On 10th September 1916 he was transferred to Class W Army reserve (thought to be Gretna) remaining till 14th December 1918 .

He was not with his family in the 1939 register.

Ernest Mark Cheetham, photo found on public Ancestry tree

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