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Miss Isabel Irene Johnson

Birthplace Liverpool Place of Death Liverpool Date of Birth: October 2, 1892 Date of Death: August 30, 1989


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

Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 02/10/1892 West Derby, Liverpool

Date and Place of Death: 30/08/1989 South Sefton, Liverpool

Nationality: British




Parents: George William and Isabella (nee Juett) Johnson

Parent’s occupations: Plumber and Builder (father)

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K

Occupation: Bookkeeper

Place of residence at Gretna: N/K

Job title at Gretna: Worked at Dornock

Marital status: Single 

Children: N/K

Travels: To New York (for transit) May 1929

Awards/recognitions: N/K

Trivia / any other information: 



  • Books published (Title, year of publication, publisher): N/K
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Isabel Irene Johnson was born in Liverpool on 2nd October 1892, the daughter of George William and Isabella Johnson. George is recorded as being a plumber and builder. 

Little is known of Isabel’s life. She worked at HM Factory Gretna during the war and is remembered on the Dornock Souvenir.

After the war she returned to the family home at 1, Esplanade, Waterloo, Crosby, Liverpool, and worked as a bookkeeper. She travelled to New York in 1929 and is recorded by the US authorities as being in transit.

There is some indication that she was also a landlord. Whatever, she was very successful and when she died on 30th August 1989 in Liverpool, she left an estate worth some £650,000.


Name and address mentioned in Dornock Farewell (held in The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s archive collection):


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