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Hannah Moderate

Birthplace Cumberland Carlisle EnglandPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna H1 East Date of Birth: April 1, 1876 Date of Death: January 26, 1951


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

Gender: Female 

Date and Place of Birth: April 1876, Carlisle, Cumberland. Source: England & Wales Civil Registration Birth Index 1837-1915

Date and Place of Death: 26 January 1951, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England. Sources: England & Wales National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1858-1995 and England & Wales Death Index 1916-2007 




Childhood: Unknown 

Parents: Father: John Moderate, born 1837, died January 1904, Carlisle, Cumberland, Cumbria, England. 

Mother: Jane Bouch, born 1840, died October 1909, Carlisle, Cumberland. 

Parent’s occupations: Unknown 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: 

Occupational history (previous jobs in their career): Unknown 

Occupation: 1891, China Shop Assistant, Carlisle, Cumberland. 

1917-1919, employment at Munitions Factory at Gretna. 

Place of residence at Gretna: H.1 East Gretna Township. A postcard from George to Hannah dated 20 April 1917. Source:

Job title at Gretna: Unknown 

Marital status: Married 

Spouse name (including male name): Thomas James Robson. Born 1876, died 1957.

Date of marriage: July 1899, Carlisle, Cumberland. Source: England & Wales Civil Registration Marriage Index 1837-1815 

Place/Parish of marriage: Unknown 

Children: John Robson, born 20th August 1905, Carlisle, Cumberland, England. Died 1997. 

Travels: 2 July 1913 – a postcard sent by Hannah’s husband (images Holiday and Holiday (2) from Ancestry) Hannah was on holiday without her husband. 

Awards/recognitions: Unknown 

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Holiday: 1 July 1913, posted Wigton

Holiday (2): back of the above postcard. 1 July 1913, posted Wigton. ‘Dear Father [husband] its just a treat out here, feeding the hens and looking for eggs. We are just going for a drive to Wigton. John sent this card [son] keep smiling – from your wife and son John and H.R.’ 4 Roseville Terrace.

Greetings: 3 August 1917, Gretna Township

Greetings Card: 3 August 1917, posted Gretna. ‘To John Robson from his mother Hannah Robson nee Moderate – I received your p.c. glad to hear you are enjoying your holiday. Its very quiet here. All the girls and men are away. Let us know if you are staying – from your loving mother.’ 

Greetings 1921: 13 August 1921, Gretna Green, posted Carlisle. ‘The last dated and postmarked card in Hannah’s collection.’ 

Greetings 1921 (2): 13 August 1921, Gretna Green, posted Carlisle. ‘To son John, Hannah Robson nee Moderate – just a p.c. to say we were at Gretna today and saw Andrew Graham. Its very quiet now, hope you are allright – where did the 30,000 people go, home to rebuild after the war.’



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