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Euphemia Culbert Cunningham

Forewoman in the Nitro-Glycerine Section
Birthplace Midlothian Edinburgh ScotlandBirthplace Wellington New Zealand Date of Birth: January 19, 1892 Date of Death: August 2, 1989

Biography

EUPHEMIA MILLER CULBERT CUNNINGHAM

Known as ‘EFFIE’

Gender: Female
Date and Place of Birth:  6th June 1892 at Abbey Hill, Edinburgh
Date and Place of Death: 2 August 1989 age 97 years at Wellington, NZ
Nationality:  Scottish – but lived in New Zealand for the majority of her life.

Biography
Childhood:  Effie was one of 10 children:

She had 2 step-brothers, William born 1878 and Joseph born 1880.

Effie’s full siblings were:

James b.1885 who was killed at Fleurabaix 10th October 1915

John b.1886 missing/killed Quintishill train disaster  22nd  May 1915

Agnes b.1888

Andrew b.1889

Richard b.1890 killed at Loos 25th September 1915

Marion b.1895

Jessie b.1898
Parents:   WILLIAM + MARGARET (nee Ross) CUNNINGHAM

William had been married previously to Robina Boyle. She died 1882 aged 29.  William and Margaret were married three years later.
Parent’s occupations: William was an Engine Cleaner but had been a Soldier:
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Nil Known
Occupation: Munitions Woker
Place of residence at Gretna: Not known
Job title at Gretna:  Forewoman in the Nitro-Glycerine section at HM factory
Marital status: Effie married Thomas Baxter in Edinburgh in 1921
Children: Thomas and Rachel had a family but details not known.
Travels:  In 1924 Thomas and Effie emigrated to New Zealand
Awards/recognitions: awarded OBE for courage whilst working in munitions

 

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