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John Thomas Wilson

Date of Birth: November 8, 1899


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 8th November 1899, Heapey, Lancashire

Date and Place of Death:  October 1975, Preston, Lancashire


Nationality: British


Childhood: The 6th of 7 surviving children of 9  born.


Parents: Christopher and Alice Maychell nee Howson


Parent’s occupations: Police sergeant


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:


Occupation: Ironmonger’s assistant (1939). Farther was a police constable employed at Gretna.


Place of residence at Gretna: N/K


Job title at Gretna: N/K Farther was a police constable employed at Gretna.


Marital status: Married Ada Crook at Preston.


Children: At least 1 son.

Travels: N/K




Trivia / any other information:


John Thomas Wilson was born on 8th November 1899 to Christopher and Alice Maychell nee Howson at Heapey, Lancashire. John’s father, Christopher is also in the data base. Christopher Wilson was a police constable.


1901 – living at Blackburn Road, Heapey, Lancashire. Father a police sergeant.


1911- living at the Police Station, Walton le Dale, Preston. 9 children born. John the 6th of 7 surviving. Father a police sergeant


WW1 – too young for active military service- employed at Gretna as was his father


1921 = John Thomas, Christopher, Alice Maychell and 1 other are on the record at Kirkandrews Nether, Longtown. John listed as an ex Gretna worker


20th August 1931 – married Ada Crook at Preston. John an ironmonger’s assistant of Norwood, Sheep Hill Lane, New Longton Preston and Ada a cycle dealer’s shop assistant.


1939 – 426, St George’s Road, Preston. 1 son. wholesale iron steel warehouseman.


October 1975 – died at Preston aged 75




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