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Griselda Jane GribbonAssistant Matron at Wallace Hostel
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) :Griselda Jane Gribbon
Date and place of birth: December 1887, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Date and Place of Death: Possibly 1989
Nationality: Irish ( mother Scottish, father Irish )
Childhood: At least 2 brothers. Very privileged upbringing
Parents: Henry Albert Gribbon and Mary Maria nee Bowser
Parents occupations: Linen merchant and magistrate
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Chatton House Boarding school, St Andrew’s and St Leonard’s , Fife , Scotland ( 1901 census aged 13 )
Occupation: Red Cross VAD.- assistant matron Girls Hostel
Place of residence at Gretna:Possibly Wallace House Eastriggs where she was assistant matron
Marital status: Not known
Children: None known
Positions held: Superintendent – Girls Club. (Welfare & Social Work) Eastriggs.( Oct 1917 – July 1918) Gretna Munitions Factory Member St John’s Detachment
Trivia / any other information: Yes
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https://vad.redcross.org.uk/ gretna Card?hosp= &id=15864
Griselda Jane Gribbon 1887-1989
Griselda Jane Gribbon was born in Coleraine, Londonderry in December 1887 to Henry Albert Gribbon a linen maker and Mary Maria nee Bowser.
1901- Griselda is a boarder at Chatton House , Abbotsford Crescent, St Andrew’s. A boarding school that was given as a hall of residence in 1921 to the university of St Andrew’s. Her farther is a linen merchant. Mother is Scottish. 2 sons and 3 servants in the house.
1911- father a linen merchant and magistrate, Griselda is living at home at Waterside, Coleraine. A brother is also at home. There is one servant. An Irish Baptist family.
1916 – father died.
“Jan 1917 – April 1917 served at Woodlands Road Red Cross Hospital as Head Cook. Salary about £70 (with B+L) June 1917 –
July 1918 crossed out October 1917. Assistant matron in Girls Hostel (Wallace House) Eastriggs. Gretna Munitions Factory. Salary about – £65 (with B+L)
Oct 1917 – July 1918. Superintendent – Girls Club. (Welfare & Social Work) Eastriggs. Gretna Munitions Factory Member St John’s Detachment. Salary about £150 a year.”
And https://vad.redcross.org.uk/ gretna Card?hosp= &id=15864
Possibly died in 1989. There is no evident archive trail after her employment at Gretna.