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Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): John Leonard
Date and Place of Birth: 1879, Tallanstown, County Louth, Ireland
Date and Place of Death: N/K
Childhood: John was born 1879 in County Louth to John & Elizabeth Leonard. It is assumed that Johns father died whilst John was a teenager.
Parents: John & Elizabeth (nee Mohan) Leonard
Parent’s occupations: N/K
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Postman and later a Dock Labourer
Place of residence at Gretna: G16 Eastriggs
Job title at Gretna: Stoker (1919)
Marital status: Married Mary Anne nee Martin on 8th August 1906 at Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland.
Children: 3 known by 1919.
Travels: Awards/recognitions: N/K
Trivia / any other information:
At 20 years old (1901 census) John worked as a postman living in Tallanstown.
John Leonard worked as a stoker, living at E15 Falkland Road, Eastriggs when he registered his son John Josephs birth. By this time, John and his wife Mary Anne had 3 known children Molly, Malachy Anthony & John Joseph. His birth certificate confirms John & Mary Anne marriage date & her maiden name.
John had left Ireland according to the 1911 census, working as a dock labourer, living as a boarder in Liverpool, Lancashire.
His wife Mary Anne was living with her siblings & their 2 children Molly & Malachy, living in Dundalk.
At some time after 1919, the family moved back to Ireland (not found on any 1921 census records).
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