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Francis Yaw

Birthplace 13 Milton Lane Glasgow Place of Death Martha Street Glasgow Date of Birth: February 18, 1887


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 18th February 1887, 13 Milton Lane, Glasgow

Date and Place of Death: 1976, Martha Street, Glasgow

Nationality: British



Childhood: Frank was born in Glasgow, and spent most of his life living in Glasgow, as a teenager Frank worked as a Bakers messenger boy (1901 census).


Parents: Francis & Ellen nee Mochaw

Parent’s occupations:

Francis worked as an Iron Turner / Dresser

Ellen worked as a Clay Tobacco Pipe Finisher (1901)


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

Occupational history (previous jobs in their career): Frank worked as a Railway Porter, then a Motor Driver

Occupation: Motor Driver

Place of residence at Gretna: 1 J West

Job title at Gretna: Motor Driver

Marital status: Married Mary nee Smart on 3rd February 1911 at Milton, Glasgow.

Children: 1921 census, 3 children


Travels: Awards/recognitions: N/K

Trivia / any other information:


Frank Yaw was born in Glasgow, and nearly every electoral roll (exception 1918-19) and census, Frank is living in Glasgow. Frank worked as a railway porter when he married in 1911 and was a motor driver at Gretna. He continued being a motor driver (1921 census) in Glasgow, and when his wife Mary died in 1954, his occupation was an auctioneer’s assistant.

Frank died in 1976, 88 years old.



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