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John Robson Maxwell

Date of Birth: March 30, 1876 Date of Death: October 7, 1957


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

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 30th March 1876, Newington, Holywood, Dumfriesshire

Date and Place of Death: 7th October 1957, Laurieston Hall Hospital, Laurieston, Castle Douglas.

Nationality: British

Childhood: N/K

Parents: Thomas & Grace (nee Robson) Maxwell

Parent’s occupations:

Thomas (known occupations) worked as a railway porter, later a shoemaker, then farmer.

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K

Occupational history (previous jobs in their career): House Painter

Occupation: Painter

Place of residence at Gretna: D 5 Eastriggs

Job title at Gretna: Painter

Marital status: Married Caroline nee McQueen on 28th April 1902 at St Michaels House, Dumfries.

Children: 1 known son, William.

Travels: Awards/recognitions: N/K

Trivia / any other information:

John was born in 1876 Holywood, Dumfriesshire, his father was working as a railway porter. According to 1881 census, his fathers occupation was a shoemaker and living in Troqueer, Dumfries. Ten years later, John was a farm servant, 14 years, living with a family whilst his parents had moved back to Holywood.

After working as a farm servant during his teens & early twenties, John moved to Manchester where he is listed as a House Painter (1901). John married the next year, where his address is in Newcastle Upon Tyne, his occupation as a painter.

John continued his painting after WW1, staying in Eastriggs, working for the factory (1921).



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