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John Penrice Corrie

Munition worker
Date of Birth: January 26, 1894


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 26th January 1894, Wigton, Cumberland  

Date and Place of Death: 1972, Wigton District

Nationality: British


Childhood: Eldest of 2 children.


Parents: John and Mary nee Penrice 


Parent’s occupations: Coal miner  


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: 10/04/1899 registered at Wigton National (Infants)  


Occupation: Plumber and coal miner  


Place of residence at Gretna: New Zealand House, Eastriggs


Job title at Gretna: Munition worker.


Marital status: Married Mary J


Children: N/K

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


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John Penrice Corrie was born on 26th January 1894 at Wigton, Cumberland to John and Mary nee Penrice.


1901- living at Standing Stone, Wigton. Father a labourer in tanning yard. Elder of 2 children.  


1911 – living at West Newton, Wigton, Father a coal miner. 3 rooms. Only 2 children born. Working as a plumber.  


Attested to short service – occupation given as coalminer and plumber.  


1916 – Guardsman in Scots Guards  


1918 – 12th Lancers – employed at H M Factory Gretna as a Munition Worker living at New Zealand House, Eastriggs (Electoral Register) 


July 1921- married Mary J.


Q2 1972 – died in Wigton Registration district aged 78.




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