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John Owen Grinsted

Birthplace Fulham London EnglandPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna 66 Vancouver Road Dumfriesshire ScotlandPlace of Death Leeds West Yorkshire England Date of Birth: February 12, 1875 Date of Death: April 18, 1954


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

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 02/12/1875 Fulham

Date and Place of Death: 18/04/1954 Leeds

Nationality: British

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Parents: William and Sarah (nee Fisher) Grinsted

Parent’s occupations: Joiner (father)

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Occupation: Engineer’s Pattern Maker in 1911.

Place of residence at Gretna: 66 Vancouver Road

Job title at Gretna: Engineer at Dornock.

Marital status: Mary (nee Grant) Grinsted, City of London 1901

Children: William Angus born in 1904, Nellie May born in 1909


Travels: N/K

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Trivia / any other information:

John and family are living at Vancouver Avenue. Nellie appears on the school register. The family are later living at Cummertrees. It may be that Mary is the Mrs Grinste(a)d in the production of The Gondoliers. John is remembered on the Dornock Souvenir living at Powfoot.

After the War, the family move to Leeds, and in 1939, John is an Overhead Electric Power Engineer and ARP Warden in the city.


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