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Fred Rickaby

Birthplace Leeds Place of Death Leicester Date of Birth: December 10, 1893


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

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: Leeds 10/12/1893 

Date and Place of Death: Leicester 1974 Q1

Nationality: British



Parents: James William Peter and Beatrice Rickaby

Parent’s occupations: Tramway Motor Man (father)

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: 

Occupation: Chemistry Student in 1911 and Chemical Engineer on his marriage certificate in 1920.

Place of residence at Gretna: 26 The Ridge

Job title at Gretna: Chemist at Dornock

Marital status: Married Miriam Rimmington 29/05/1920 Leeds

Children: Frederick Ian b.1921 and Margaret S b.1924

Travels: Travelled to New York, via Halifax Nova Scotia, on the Queen Elizabeth in October 1945 and returned to Southampton on the QE in November 1945

Awards/recognitions: N/K

Trivia / any other information: 


  • Books published (Title, year of publication, publisher): N/K
  • Books written about the individual or mentioning the individual (Title, year of publication, publisher): N/K


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Further links, notes, and comments:

Fred is living at 28 The Ridge in Eastrigg on his marriage banns.

He gave parents address at 3 Nineveh View, Holbeck, Leeds as his forwarding address for the Dornock Souvenir.

In 1939, Fred and Miriam and family are living in Barrow-Upon-Soar, Leicestershire and he is a Manager and Chemist at a Tarmacadam and 

Tar Distillation company working for Barrow Rural District Council and Leicestershire County Council. He is a Head Warden for the A.R.P.


(Knowles family tree on Ancestry).

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