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James Cecil William Auld

Birthplace Lanarkshire Dennistoun Place of Death Hertfordshire Ware England Date of Birth: January 9, 1891


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : James Cecil William Auld
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 9th January 1891 , Dennistoun , Lanarkshire
Date and Place of Death: 1972. Ware, Hertfordshire
Nationality: Scottish
Childhood: Only child
Parents: William and Emily nee Wallace
Parents occupations: Reverend
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Dunfermline High School – dates unknown
Occupation: Engineer
Place of residence at Gretna: G 10 , Eastriggs
Marital status: Married
Children: 9 , named one after fellow worker Robert Wotherspoon
Travels: N/k
Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions held: N/K
Trivia / any other information: See biography
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Mini Biography
James Cecil Wallace Auld 1891- 1972
James Cecil Wallace Auld, born on 9th January 1891 at Dennistoun, Lanarkshire, was the only child of Reverend William Auld and Emily nee Wallace
1891 -living at The Manse, Carnock Fife . Mother 33 and father 37.
Attended Dunfermline High School- date uncertain
1909 – joined the Seaforth Highlanders
14th September 1912 married Mary Hillhouse Gowans at Glasgow . Aged 21 an engine fitter of 20 Drive Road ,Govan and she aged 19 of 17 Drive Rd, Govan. They went on to have 9 children
1917 – employed at Gretna as a Foreman engineer.
April 1917 son born registered at Dornock. Described as a mechanical engineer of G 10 Eastriggs
Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Saturday 02 June 1917
“ROBBERY AT Dornock Robert Douglas Gibson Henderson , labourer, Back Lowthertown, Dornock was accused with having on 26th May stolen a containing a purse with about 20s in money from Margaret Barton, housekeeper, A 1, Eastriggs, in Cemetery, and in a field adjoining the cemetery assaulted James Cecil Wallace Auld, foreman engineer, G 10, Eastriggs, Dornock, and Robert Wotherspoon, engineer, Jutland House, Eastriggs, and threatened stab them with knife.”
He went on to call one of his sons born in 1923 , Robert Wotherspoon after his friend
Dumfries and Galloway Standard 18th March 1918
Auld is described as “ engineer in charge of the section “ and headed Unbusinesslike methods at Gretna in relation to worker Harry Ainsworth
6th May 1918 -Joint 4th ships Engineer on ‘City of Exeter’ from Glasgow to New York
1936 motor car dealer find for driving motor cycle whilst ‘under the influence’
1937 at St Ronans Hill Rd, Yoker pleaded not guilty to careless driving
Feb 1941 whilst living apart from his wife- set fire to firestacks on farms in Dunfermline and sent to prison for 9 months.
September 1972 – died at Ware Hertfordshire aged 81

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