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Hubert Ernest PageChemist
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Hubert Ernest Page
Date and Place of Birth: 28th June 1892 Shrewley, Hatton, Warwickshire. (On the boundry of Rowington).
Date and Place of Death: 20th October 1974. 19 King’s Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Childhood: His Father’s family had been Millers and Farmers in Shrewley since the 18th century. His childhood was spent at Shrewley and at Warwick School (I’m waiting for confirmation of his school career).
Parents: His father, Ernest Page, was born at Shrewley Mill, Hatton in 1867. His Mother, Sarah Ann Warnington, was the daughter of George Warnington a farmer also from Hatton Parish
Parent’s occupations: Although born in the family Mill, Ernest Page was described in the 1891 census as living in Shrewley Village with his sister and one servant. He was described as a farmer (neither employed nor employee). By 1901 he was married and Farming Lowland Farm, Shrewley.
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: A: Warwick School followed by B: University College, London University. The record shows that he left university sometime between passing the Special Intermediate exam in Science in 1913 and 1915 finals. There is some evidence that he Volunteered to join the Army after the outbreak of War. He was awarded BSc in Chemistry (War) in 1918. He probably joined Gretna in 1916.
Occupational history (previous jobs in their career): Gretna appears to have been his first Job. In 1921 H.M Government paid for a 1st class ticket to work at the Cordite Factory, Aruvankadu, India. He worked there until his retirement in 1947 ending up as Superintendent.
Occupation: see above.
Place of residence at Gretna: 63 The Rand, Eastriggs.
Job title at Gretna: Analytical Chemist
Marital status: Married
Spouse name (including male name): Marguerite Dominique Page M/S Bridel
Date of marriage: 27th June 1916
Place/Parish of marriage 27th June 1916 Parish Church, South Hackney, London
Travels: to and fro to India.
Awards/recognitions: He was awarded the O.B.E in 1942
Trivia / any other information: n/a
- Books published (Title, year of publication, publisher): none
- Books written about the individual or mentioning the individual (Title, year of publication, publisher): none
- Blogs about the individual: none
- Websites about the individual: none
Further links, notes, and comments:
The family Mill at Shrewley is now a craft centre.
Lowlands Farm is the Headquarters of the ‘Riding for the Disabled’.