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James Wares

Police constable
Date of Birth: November 21, 1863


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 21st November 1863, Caithness 

Date and Place of Death:  N/K

Nationality: Scottish


Childhood: N/K

Parents: Sinclair and Elizabeth  

Parent’s occupations: Fisherman and crofter  

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


Occupation: Farm servant.


Place of residence at Gretna: Factory Police Camp.

Job title at Gretna: Police constable 


Marital status: Married Sarah Mathilda Oakley at Uxbridge.

Children: N/K

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


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James Wares was born 21st November 1863 at Caithness, Scotland to Sinclair and Elizabeth. Father a fisherman and crofter.  


1881- working as a farm servant 


28th May 1890 married Sarah Mathilda Oakley at Uxbridge.  


1901 – living at 44 Walker Street, Stepney, London employed as a Metropolitan Police sergeant 


1911 -24 Rita Road, S Lambeth. Police Sergeant, 3 rooms 1 child. Wife was born in New Zealand  


August 1916- retired from Old Scotland Yard. Address on his Police pension record is Eastriggs Factory Police.  


WW1 – employed at H M Factory, Gretna as a police sergeant living at Factory Police Camp with wife Mathilda. Too old for active military service.  


Date of death unknown.




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