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John Victor Turnbull

Birthplace Rosley Wigton Cumberland EnglandPlace of Death The Ellers Wigton Cumberland England Date of Birth: July 14, 1898 Date of Death: July 6, 1956


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 14th July 1898, Rosley, Wigton, Cumberland

Date and Place of Death: 6th July 1956, The Ellers, near Crofton, Wigton

Nationality: British


Childhood: One of 7 children


Parents: Richard and Jane nee Hill


Parent’s occupations: Market Gardener and farmer (employer)


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


Occupation:  Market gardener and farmer


Place of residence at Gretna: N/K


Job title at Gretna: N/K


Marital status: Married Eveline Hill at Chester-le-Street, County Durham on July 1934.


Children: N/K


Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information: John Victor Turnbull was born on 14th July 1898 at Rosley, Wigton, Cumberland, to Richard and Jane, nee Hill


1901- living at Brackenthwaite, Westward, Wigton. John was the 4th of 5 children.  His father was a farmer and 1 servant employed.


1911- – Brackenthwaite, 4 rooms. The family now had 7 children, 6 surviving. Father a market gardener employer.


WW1 – employed at Gretna. Too young for military service.


Attested 24th May 1919.


1921- John, Margaret, Joseph plus 1 other are listed. John an ex-Gretna worker


3rd May 1921 – discharged from Royal Air Force – address given as The Folly, Wigton


July 1934 – married Eveline Hill at Chester-le-Street, County Durham


1939- market Gardener and farmer – heavy worker. The Ellers, Wigton.


6th July 1956- died at The Ellers, near Crofton, Wigton aged 58



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