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John Page Lorains
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): John Page Lorains
Date and Place of Birth: 28th January 1894, Whitby, Yorkshire
Date and Place of Death: 26th February, 1970, St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands.
Childhood: 2nd of at least 4 children
Parents: John and Fanny nee Speedy
Parent’s occupations: Master mariner
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:
1907-1909- Preparatory shool, Whitby
1909-? North Eatsren County School, Barnard Castle
Graduated Durham University 1914 (pure science)
Occupation: Chemist (Royal Engineers)
Place of residence at Gretna: B4 Eastriggs
Job title at Gretna: Chemist.
Marital status: Married Harriet Irene Coy.
Travels: Died in Jersey, Channel Islands
Trivia / any other information:
John Page Lorains was born on 28th January 1894 in Whitby, Yorkshire to master mariner John and Fanny nee Speedy.
1911-living at 14 Abbey Terrace, Whitby. 12 rooms. Father not listed. John is the 2nd of 4 children.
1907-1909 – attended preparatory school in Whitby followed by N Eastern County School, Barnard Castle (Mechanical engineer record)
1914 – graduated from Durham University in Pure Science
May 1917- February 1919 – employed at H M Factory Gretna as a Lieutenant in eth Royal Engineers living at B4 Eastriggs. Possibly employed as a chemist.
Q3 1919 – Married Harriet Irene Coy in Newcastle. Harriet could possibly have also been employed at Gretna.
1924 – empoyed at Paisley, Scotland
1927- resigned as a member of the British Association of Chemists
1929 – chemical engineer and departmental manager
26th February 1970- died at St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands aged 76.
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