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Harry YatesWorks Chemist
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Harry Yates.
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).
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).
Trivia / any other information:
Joined the army in 1915 under the Royal Engineers.