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James Anderson Forteith

Motor Driver
Date of Birth: June 13, 1868 Date of Death: January 12, 1938


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 13th June 1868, Wellgreen, Dumfries

Date and Place of Death: 12th January 1938, Batley, Yorkshire.  

Nationality: Scottish


Childhood: N/K


Parents: William and Marion nee Anderson 


Parent’s occupations: Asylum attendant the coal merchant.


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


Occupation: Engine driver before he worked at Gretna.


Place of residence at Gretna:


Job title at Gretna: Motor driver.


Marital status: Married Mary McLachlan.


Children: N/K

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James Anderson Forteith was born on 13th June 1868 in Dumfriesshire to William and Marion nee Anderson. His father an attendant in an asylum.  


1871- living at Wellgreen Village, Dumfries. Father an attendant at Creighton (Crichton) Institute.  


1891 – living at 13 High Street, Dumfries. A grocer. Father a coal merchant.  


1898 – Married Mary McLachlan.  


1901- 70 West Scotland Street, Glasgow. An engineman.  


WW1 employed as a motor driver at H M Factory Gretna, living at 8C East, Gretna. (Electoral Register)  


12th January 1938 – died at Batley, West Yorkshire and buried in Annan Cemetery.  




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