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Isabella Burns Begg

Munition worker


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Isabella Burns Begg


Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 18th November 1873, Edinburgh

Date and Place of Death:  30th October 1957, 27 Craighouse Gardens, Edinburgh

Nationality: British


Childhood: Isabella grew up in Edinburgh.


Parents: Robert Burns Begg & Isabella Begg nee McPherson


Parent’s occupations: Robert worked as a joiner journeyman all of his working life.


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


Occupation: Compositress


Place of residence at Gretna: 63 – 41 Pretoria Road, Eastriggs


Job title at Gretna: Munition Worker


Marital status: Unmarried.


Children: N/K

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Isabella remained single and grew up in Edinburgh, her father Robert working as a joiner journeyman.

From the Electoral Registers, Isabella and Alison lived together at 180 Brunstfield Road, Edinburgh during the 1930’s, as they did in Eastriggs.




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