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Jane Ainslie

Munition worker
Date of Birth: May 18, 1888 Date of Death: March 16, 1946


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


Gender: Female.

Date and Place of Birth: 18th May 1888 ,Spittal, Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland

Date and Place of Death: 16th March 1946, Berwick on Tweed

Nationality: British


Childhood: She has a younger sister, Ellen Ainslie who died in an explosion at H M Factory Gretna.


Parents: James and Christina nee Wood


Parent’s occupations: Sergeant of water bailiffs


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


Occupation:  Munition worker


Place of residence at Gretna:


Job title at Gretna: Munition worker


Marital status: Unclear – 1939 – widowed, probate – spinster


Children: 7 children.

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Jane Ainslie was born on 18th May 1888 at Spittal, Berwick-on-Tweed to James and Christina nee Wood. Younger sister to Ellen Ainslie who died in an explosion at H M Factory Gretna and is remembered on the Tweedmouth War Memorial


1891- Loving at Paxton village police station, near Berwick n Tweed. Father a water bailiff.


1901- 20, Blakewell Road, Tweedmouth, Berwick. Father ‘away on board ship’. Aged 12 – a domestic servant


1911- 6 Parliament Close, Tweedmouth. Father a sergeant of water bailiffs, widowed. Had 6 children. Bothe Jane and Ellen are domestic servants,


WW1 employed at Gretna


1921 – Jane, James, Christiana and 4 others are on this record in Tweedmouth, Berwick opn Tweed. Listed as an ex Gretna worker.


1939-54 Magdalene Drive, Berwick on Tweed. Listed as widowed with 7 children. No evidence of a husband can be sourced.


16th March 1946 died aged 58 of TB ta 54 Magdalene Drive, spinster of no occupation.



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