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John Richard PhillipsElectrical Engineer
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : John Richard Phillips
Date and place of birth: 26th December 1900, Carlisle
Date and Place of Death: 11th January 1955, Balham
Childhood: Middle of 5
Parents: John Robley Phillips and Fanny Denny
Parents occupations: Cork merchant
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Electrical engineer
Place of residence at Gretna: Not known
Marital status: Married
Children: At least 3
Positions held: N/K
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John Richard Phillips 1900-1955
John Richard Phillips was born on 26th December 1900 at Carlisle to John Robley Phillips and Fanny nee Denny.
1901- at 10 Hart Street, Rickergate, Carlisle. Father a cork merchant- employer. John the youngest of 3 children G/B/B
1911- 30 Orchard Street, Carlisle, 5 rooms. Father is a cork merchant. John now the middle of 5. All survived .
WW1- we know he worked at Gretna prior to joing the RAF.
16th June 1918- Joined Royal Air Force. Birthday stated as 26th June 1901. He was 6 months underage. He is an electrician.
1921 – listed as an ex Gretna worker. John Richard, John Robley, Frances and 8 others are on this record in Carlisle
April 1933 married Margaret McClorey in Hertfordshire. They had at least 3 children.
1939 -9 Balham Park Road, Upper Tooting, Wandsworth, London .Electrical engineer
27th January 1955 died at St Benedict’s hospital of 6 Verran Road Balham aged 55.