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John Thomas MargerisonEngineer
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : John Thomas Margerison
Date and place of birth: 19th April 1891, Haslingden, Lancashire
Date and Place of Death: 26th September 1967, Haslingden
Childhood: One of 8 children , mainly boys
Parents: John Margerison and Annis nee Barnes
Parents occupations: Cotton mill overlooker
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: 1898 admitted to Knuzden St Oswald’s C E school, Oswaldtwistle
Place of residence at Gretna:Not known
Marital status: Single – no evidence of a marriage
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John Thomas ( Tom ) Margerison 1891-1967
John Thomas known as Tom was born in Haslingden , Lancashire on 19th April 1891 to John and Annis nee Barnes.
There is no census record for The Margerison’s in 1891.
July 1898 – John Thomas was admitted to Knuzden St Oswald’s C E School, Oswaldtwistle.
1901 – 39, Picadilly St, Haslingden. Father a cotton overlooker. Mother is Ann . John T is the 5th eldest child at home at the time. G/G/G/G/B/G
1911- at 7 Whittaker Tce, Haslingden, 6 rooms. Father is A Cotton loom overlooker. John is cotton weaver. His parents have had 10 children, 2 died , 8 survived. B/G/B/B/G/G/B/B
WW1 – John is likely to have spent the duration at Gretna in an engineering capacity as this was occupation later. He is also likely to have lived in one of the hostels. He is seen seated in this photograph with two of his brothers in uniform.
In 1921 he is listed as an ex Gretna worker living in Haslingden with Mary Jane plus 5 others. Later indications are that these are all siblings.
1939 – John Thomas -Tom- is listed as single , a garage owner and engineer living at 7 Jubilee Road, Haslingden. He is also a special constable with Lancashire constabulary based at the Haslingden station. He is living with 6 siblings.
He died on 26th September 1967 at Haslingden.