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Evelyn Brown

Munition worker
Date of Birth: August 1, 1893 Date of Death: May 21, 1982


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Evelyn Brown. Became Evelyn Huck when she married in 1920.


Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 1st August 1893, Kingmoor

Date and Place of Death: 21 May 1982

Nationality: British

Childhood: One of 10 children. One of which died by 1911. 3 brothers and 5 sisters.


Parents: George Richard brown born 1858 and Ann (Annie) Cartner.


Parent’s occupations: father labourer and then Farmer, Mother servant before marriage.


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K


Occupation:  Servant before working at factory.

Place of residence at Gretna: Kingmoor/Kingstown?

Job title at Gretna: Munition Worker

Marital status: married in 1920 to John George Huck (born 1891 Hayton- died 1965 Silloth)

Children: 7 children.


Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K

Trivia / any other information:

Her brother Thomas (b 1883) died in war in 1917.


Husband was in the RAMC on the Somme and helped with the Quintin Hill train disaster. He became a policeman after the war.


His sister Robina Mary Huck (1890-1974) was a nurse at the infirmary and would also have assisted with Quintin Hill train accident.



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