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George Alexander Alderson

Birthplace Carlisle EnglandPlace of Death Carlisle England Date of Birth: March 30, 1878 Date of Death: April 17, 1956


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

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 30/03/1878 at Carlisle  (2)

Date and Place of Death: 17/04/1956 at Carlisle (1)

Nationality: British



Childhood: George had one half sister, Elsie Johnstone, born in 1889. His father died when he was four years old and his mother  remarried  Hugh Johnstone. George and his mother lived in Waterloo House, Carlisle before moving to Cecil Street with his family. (1) (4)(9)

Parents: Father: Alexander Burgess Alderson, born 1847, died 1882 (5) (9)

Mother: Jane Elizabeth Clark born 1853 (3) (4) (8)

Parent’s occupations: Father was a timber merchants manager (9)

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

Occupation: Engineer  (6) (9) (12)

Place of residence at Gretna: N/K

Job title at Gretna: ? Engineer

Marital status: Married

Spouse name (including male name): Mary Ridley born 13/06/1882 (2)

Date of marriage: 1907 (1)

Place/Parish of marriage: Carlisle (1)

Children: Alexandra Elizabeth  born 1915 (1)

Mary Ursula born 1912  (1)

Travels: Served in India for one year (7) (11)

Awards/recognitions: British War Medal

T.F. War Medal

1914 – 15 Star

Territorial Efficiency Medal (7)

Trivia / any other information:  George joined the 4th Battalion Border Regiment, “B” Company,  of the Territorial Force on 01/04/1908 and was discharged in 1916. His battalion served in Aminabad, India, in 1914.His military character was described as “exemplary”, and he was a “non-commissioned officer of the highest character and record “ (7) (11)

In 1939 George and Mary were living in Botchergate, Carlisle, and he was a retired engineer. Mary was a hotel proprietor. George was a special constable and Mary was involved with St. Johns Ambulance. (2)

George was made  a member of the Grand Union Lodge of Freemasons in Carlisle on 25/09/1917. (10)


Further links, notes, and comments:

  1. Find my past BMD
  2. Find my past 1939 register
  3. Find my past 1881 census
  4. Find my past 1891 census
  5. Find my past 1871 census
  6. Find my past 1911 census
  7. Find my past British Army Service Records
  8. Gro index
  9. Probate calendars
  10. Find my past Freemason Records
  11. Forces war records
  12. Find my past 1901 census


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