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James Eyre

Police Constable
Birthplace Staffordshire Anslow EnglandPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna 7 Factory Police Camp Eastriggs ScotlandPlace of Death Willesden London England Date of Birth: March 1, 1868 Date of Death: August 30, 1939


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

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Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 1st March 1868. Anslow, Staffordshire 

Date and Place of Death: 30th August 1939. Twyford Lodge, Willesden, London 

Nationality: British 

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Parents: Mother: Ann/Annie Eyre. Father: unknown 

Parent’s occupations: Mother was a former teaching assistant. She died a few months after James was born. 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Probably attended schoool at Anslow, Staffordshire. 

Occupation: Police constable from 1889 to about 1918. 

Place of residence at Gretna: Hut 7, Factory Police Camp, Eastriggs 

Job title at Gretna: Police Constable 

Marital status: Married  

Spouse name (including male name): Sarah Elizabeth Shaylor 

Date of marriage: Jan 1890 

Place/Parish of marriage: Kensington, London 

Children: Percival James (1891-1898), Reginald (1892-1969), Frederick Stanley (1895-1896), Arthur Cornelius (1899-1966), Sidney Leonard (1902-), Clifford Hiam (1904-1906), Lionel Frank (1905-1905) and Albert Leslie (1907-2007) 

Travels: May have been in Canada in 1923 but was back in London by 1936. 2 of his children, Sidney Leonard and Albert Leslie, emigrated to Canada after the war. 

Awards/recognitions: None known 

Trivia / any other information: Whilst in Eastriggs serving as a police constable, James was accompanied by his wife, Sarah Elizabeth, and at least 3 of their 4 surviving children: Reginald and Arthur are both described as soldiers but whether they are serving at the factory is not clear. The youngest son, Albert Leslie attended Dornock School from 1916 and enrolled in the new Eastriggs School on 1 Jan 1917. His reason for leaving is given as “left the district” but no date is given. 


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