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Hilda James

Munitions Worker
Place of Residence at HM Factory Gretna O West 3


Information from Research Project into Gretna Firemen: Hilda James age 22, Munitions Worker, O West 3 Gretna Township married James Bruton 17 April 1918 at The Roman Catholic Church, Gretna Township., and had two children Doreen (1918-1975) Elsie Veronica (1921-1999).

A realtive of Hilda James has got in touch with us and told us that Hilda James later had a second husband. A huge thank you to the Hidla’s 2nd cousin, once removed for sharing this with us and allowing us to add this to Hilda’s entry on the database. She said:

“I just wondered if you were interested in what happened to Hilda and her second husband Harry Whatmuff.

They do not appear to have had any children. Hilda, Harry and the two girls emigrated to America in April 1928. They eventually settled in Michigan. Harry died in 1975 and Hilda in 1992.”

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