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Horace George NicholsWater inspector
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Horace George Nichols
Date and Place of Birth: 7th January 1881, Rollesby, Norfolk.
Date and Place of Death: January 1963, Worthing, Sussex
Childhood: 3rd of at least 7 children
Parents: Joseph and Mary Ann nee Platten
Parent’s occupations: Agricultural labourer.
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Water Inspector
Place of residence at Gretna: 52 The Rand, Eastriggs
Job title at Gretna: Water Inspector
Marital status: Married Leah Laura Green.
Children: At least 4
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Horace George Nichols was born on 7th January, 1881 at Rollesby, Norfolk, to Joseph and Mary Ann nee Platten.
1881 – the census lists him as Harris G and he is the 3rd of 7 children. Father an agricultural labourer.
1891- living at By Low Street, Rollesby, Norfolk. Father a farm labourer. Horace a scholar.
1901- Gazes Corner, Rollesby. Father now a market gardener. Horace employed as an ‘ordinary agricultural labourer’
8th January 1905- married Leah Laura Green at Rollesby, Norfolk.
1911- Ormesby, St Michael’s, Norfolk. 4 rooms. Has 1 child in 6 years of marriage. Working as a water work labourer.
1918/19 -employed at H M Factory Gretna as a water inspector, living at 52 The Rand, Eastriggs (Electoral register)
1939- 1 Pumping Station Cottages, Worthing, Sussex. Inspector and superintendent water supply and ARP water. Possibly 4 children.
January 1963- died at Worthing aged 82
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