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James Anderson ForteithMotor Driver
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): James Anderson Forteith
Date and Place of Birth: 13th June 1868, Wellgreen, Dumfries
Date and Place of Death: 12th January 1938, Batley, Yorkshire.
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.
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Job title at Gretna: Motor driver.
Marital status: Married Mary McLachlan.
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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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