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John Burt Robb

Date of Birth: January 30, 1887 Date of Death: November 9, 1937


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

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 30th January 1887, Lugar, East Ayrshire

Date and Place of Death: 9th November 1937, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire

Nationality: British

Childhood: John was born in 475 Brick Row, Lugar, and lived in the house until after he married Maggie in 1911. His father James was a patten maker (engineer).

Parents: James Fleming & Janet (nee Burt) Robb

Parent’s occupations:

James was a patten maker (engineer).

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

Occupational history (previous jobs in their career): Patten maker (engineer)

Occupation: Engineer

Place of residence at Gretna: 3 U East

Job title at Gretna: Engineer

Marital status: Married Margaret nee Muir on 13th January 1911 in Ayr.

Children: 3 known children.

Travels: Awards/recognitions: N/K

Trivia / any other information:

John Burt Robb followed his father into engineering, and worked as an engineer before, after and during WW1 at Gretna. In 1921, John and his family were still living in the same place, and working at HM Gretna as he was during WW1. Their youngest son (1921 census) was born at Gretna in 1920.

Between 1921 -1937, John moved to Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, where he died at 50 years, and is buried in the cemetery. His death entry states he was working as a briquette merchant, and address was 17 Castle Street, Sanquhar.



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