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Henry Bough

Place of Residence at HM Factory Gretna 22 The Ridge Eastriggs Scotland


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

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 1884 (2) 

Date and Place of Death: Unknown 

Nationality: Unknown 





According to his marriage certificate he was born in 1884 but not sure where. (2) 

Parents: Father: William Bough (2) 

                Mother: Unknown 

Parent’s occupations: Father was a fitter (2) 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  

 Occupation: Electrical engineer (2) 

Place of residence at Gretna: 22 The Ridge, Eastriggs.  (5) 

Job title at Gretna: Engineer (5) 

Marital status: Married 

Spouse name (including male name): Florence Dittmer (1) (2) 

Date of marriage: 29/03/1908 (2) 

Place/Parish of marriage: St.Philip Evangelist Church, Islington, London. (2) 

Date of marriage: 20/06/1908 

Place of marriage: The Parish Church of St. Anne, Limehouse, London. (2) 

Children:   William Henry  born 1908, at Islington (2) 

                    Alfred, born 1910 at Poplar, London   (2) 

                    Hazel , born 1913 (4) 

                    Myrtle born 1913  (4) 

                    Laurel born 1919   (4)     

Travels: This family were well travelled. In 1915, Florence, Hazel and Myrtle sailed on the “Saxon” from Cape town to Plymouth, Henry was not with them. Their intent was to stay in England. (4) 

On 20/08/1919, Henry sailed on the “Peleus” from Liverpool to Shanghai. He stated that he had previously been living in Scotland and intended to stay in China. (3) 

On 26/03/1924 , Henry and Florence with their three daughters sailed on the “Morea” from Shanghai to Plymouth. Their intention was to stay in England and gave their address as 3, South Terrace, Penzance, Cornwall. (4) 

On 06/11/1924 Henry travelled on his own from London to Capetown on board the “SS Baradine”, intending to stay in South Africa (3) 

Florence and three children followed him on board the “Arundel Castle” 0n 24/07/1925. ( 3) 

Henry and Florence returned to Southampton on 04/07/1932 on the “Winchester Castle” (4) 

They are not in the 1939 register so maybe they continued their travelling. When Henry left Gretna he gave his forwarding address as “ V.F. & T.P. Co Ltd,  2 London Wall Buildings, London EC.” (6) This is now a Grade II listed building. There was a company called The Victoria Falls & Transvaal Power Co. , maybe this is his link to South Africa. 



Trivia / any other information:  

 Henry and Florence married twice, in March and then again in June 1908, in two different Anglican Churches. 


Further links, notes, and comments: 

  1. Find my past BMD 
  2. Ancestry BMD 
  3. Find my past Passenger lists 
  4. Ancestry Passenger lists 
  5. Gretna and Eastriggs electoral roll 1918 
  6. Dornock Farewell 1918 

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