Skip to main content

To search our directory of workers at HM Factory Gretna either enter any name, place of birth or place of death in the search box or if you know what their job was from select from the drop-down menu.

Photo of Irene Margaret Fryer

Irene Margaret Fryer

Birthplace Cumberland Carlisle Place of Death Manchester Date of Birth: June 13, 1898 Date of Death: February 13, 1981



Date and place of birth: 13 June 1898 in Carlisle, Cumberland

Date and place of death: 13 February 1981 Manchester, Lancashire

Nationality: British

Childhood: Irene had an elder brother Arthur Frederick Fryer born 1894. She was the youngest of two children.

Parents: Arthur Fryer married Sarah Ann Armstrong in 1894, Carlisle, Cumberland.

Parents occupation: Arthur was a butcher.

Schools Universities attended and years of attendance: Not known

Occupation: Not known

Place of residence at Gretna: Not known

Job Title at Gretna: Not known

Marital Status: Irene married Henry Hartley Bousefield in Carlisle, 1923. Henry also worked at Gretna.

Children: Renee Bousfield was born in 1925

Travels: Nil known

Awards/recognitions: Nil known

Trivia/any other information:

Irene Margaret Fryer was born on 13th June 1898 to Sarah Ann nee Armstrong at Carlisle. Youngest of 2 children.  


1901 – living at 40 Petteril Street, Carlisle, Mother head of household but married.  


1911- same address as in 1901, 7 rooms. No father present. Mother described as married. A niece and a boarder resident  


WW1 – employed at Gretna  


  1. Sarah Ann and Margaret Irene on the record in Carlisle. Margaret listed as an ex-Gretna worker 


December 1953 married Henry Hartley Bousfield in Carlisle – the son of Michael Bousfield who is already in the data base  


1939- living at 81 Warwick Road South, Stretford, Manchester. Husband is chief electrical and mechanical engineer 


13th February 1961 died at Hope Hospital Salford, of 86 Warwick Road South, Stretford. Aged 63  



Related by Category

Related by City - Carlisle

No Image Available

Related by County - Cumberland

Related by Last Name - Fryer

Translate »