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John Owen GrinstedEngineer
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): John Owen Grinsted
Date and Place of Birth: 02/12/1875 Fulham
Date and Place of Death: 18/04/1954 Leeds
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Parents: William and Sarah (nee Fisher) Grinsted
Parent’s occupations: Joiner (father)
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
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
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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