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John Leonard



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


Gender: Male


Date and Place of Birth: 1879, Tallanstown, County Louth, Ireland


Date and Place of Death: N/K


Nationality: Irish



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

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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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