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John Colville Galletly

Birthplace Clackmannanshire Tillicoultry ScotlandPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna 13-15 The Ridge Place of Death Birmingham Date of Birth: February 18, 1875 Date of Death: May 29, 1920



Date and place of birth:  18 February 1875 at Tillicoulty, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

Date and place of Death:  29 May 1920 in Birmingham
Nationality:  Scottish

Biography:  John grew up in Tillicoulty with his brothers and sisters:

Martha Swinton Galletly 1863

Jane Storrar Galletly 1865

Margaret Grace Galletly 1867

Elizabeth Helen Galletly 1868

Marianne Gumphert Galletly 1869

James Galletly 1872

Jessie Bell Galletly 1873

William Haldane Galletly 1876

Thomas Storrar Galletly 1877

Andrew Mitchell Galletly 1879

Parents: Rev William Galletly and Jane Reikie Storrar who were

married in Edinburgh on 22 April 1862

Parents occupation:  William was a Minister in the United Presbyterian Church in Peterhead and then in Tillicoulty.

Schools Universities attended and years of attendance: Not known

Place of residence at Gretna : 13-15 The Ridge, Eastriggs

Marital status:  From his, will it is apparent, John had a wife Margaret.

From the 1939 Register Margaret was found to be with a daughter.

John’s wife was therefore Margaret Jones.  She died 1932 in Reigate District aged 96.
Job title at Gretna:  Chemist on Dornock site

Travels: John travelled to New York aboard the Campania in 1910

Once again John Travelled to New York from Glasgow in 1911 – this time 1st Class!

Awards/recognitions:  N/K

Trivia/any other information:  John’s forwarding address in Dornock Farewell Magazine is held by The Devil’s Porridge Museum


1910 Census, Akron, Ohio, United States of America





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