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Harry Yates

Works Chemist
Birthplace Derbyshire New Mills EnglandPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna 84-86 The Rand Date of Birth: August 24, 1890 Date of Death: January 19, 1975


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

Gender: Male. 

Date and Place of Birth: August 24th 1890, New Mills, Derbyshire, England. 

Date and Place of Death: June 1975, High Peak, Derbyshire. (His death probate however suggests however that it was 1st May 1975). 

Nationality: British. 



Childhood: N/A. 

Parents: Harry Yates (1863–1926) and Elizabeth Proctor (1864–). 

Parent’s occupations: His father was a councillor, as recorded in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Tuesday 28 December 1926, which recorded his death. He was known as the “father” of New Mills Council. 

In the 1911 census he was recorded as Print Works Foreman. 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  

Occupation: in the 1939 Register he is recorded as being ‘Dept Chemist, Dye Work, Textile’. 

Place of residence at Gretna: In the Dornock Farewell Magazine his residence is recorded as “Lynn Dene.”, Whittle Road, New Mills, Derbyshire. 

Eastriggs Address, in the voter List: 84-6 The Rand, Eastriggs. 

Job title at Gretna: Works Chemist. 

Marital status: Married to Helen Wylie (who was born in 1895). 

Children: N/A. 

Travels:  N/A. 

Awards/recognitions: N/A. 

Trivia / any other information: 

Joined the army in 1915 under the Royal Engineers.  

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