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George Atkinson

Birthplace Isel Cockermouth Cumberland England


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: Spring 1883, Isel, Cockermouth, Cumberland

Date and Place of Death: N/K

Nationality: British


Childhood: N/K


Parents: Thomas and Mary Jane nee Nelson


Parent’s occupations: N/K


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


Occupation:  Railway shunter


Place of residence at Gretna: N/K


Job title at Gretna: N/K


Marital status: Married Mary or Vera


Children: At least 1.

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Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

George Atkinson was born at Isel, near Cockermouth, Cumberland in 1883 to Thomas and Mary Jane nee Nelson. He was baptized on 9th April 1893.


1891- staying with aunt and uncle at Baggrow, near Aspatria, Cumberland


1901- living and working as a groom and gardener at Haithwaite Lane, Castle Sowerby. Thomas Mosscrop another Gretna worker was also on the staff.


1910 – married Mary or Vera


1911 21 Harrison Street, Carlisle, 4 rooms, no children working as a railway shunter


WW1 – employed at Gretna


1921 – George, Mary and Vera are on the record in Carlisle. George listed as an ex or retired Gretna Worker.


Date and place of death is not evident.




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