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John Victor Turnbull
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : John Victor Turnbull
Date and Place of Birth: 14th July 1898, Rosley, Wigton, Cumberland
Date and Place of Death: 6th July 1956, The Ellers, near Crofton, Wigton
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.
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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