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Ernest Mark CheethamChemist
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : ERNEST MARK CHEETHAM
Date and Place of Birth: 1892. Hackney, London
Date and Place of Death: 2nd October 1971. 26 Monmouth, Topsham, Exeter.
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.
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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.