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Joseph Charles Crompton Walch

Date of Birth: September 27, 1869 Date of Death: February 20, 1960


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Joseph Crompton Walch


Gender: Male


Date and Place of Birth: 27th September 1869, Halliwell, Bolton, Lancashire

Date and Place of Death: 20th February 1960, Nantwich, Cheshire

Nationality: British



Childhood: Joseph grew up in Park Cottage, Halliwell, Nantwich until he married Agnes 1895.

Parents: Joseph & Mary Ann Walch

Parent’s occupations: Father worked as a land agent & auctioneer.


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

Occupation: Clerk for accountant

Place of residence at Gretna: 11 Q West

Job title at Gretna: Accountant

Marital status: Married Agnes nee Green on 16th April 1895 in Manchester.

Children: 3 children

Travels: Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Joseph grew up in Park Cottage, Halliwell, Nantwich until he married Agnes 1895. At the time of his marriage, he was already working as a clerk for an accountant. His father also called Joseph worked as a land agent & auctioneer.


By 1911 the family were living outside Stockport, Manchester at Chatterton House, Mellor, which still exists today.


After WW1, they stayed living in Gretna at no.8 Glasgow Road, Joseph still working as an accountant for H M Gretna (1921 census).


Joseph worked as an accountant until he retired.


By 1939 Joseph had retired, and were living at Clifford House, 68 Park Road, Willaston, Nantwich, and then moved to Wychdale, Colleys Lane, Willaston, where he possibly died, or in Barony Hospital, Nantwich.


Joseph & Agnes celebrated their Golden Wedding, a post in the local Nantwich Chronicle newspaper on Saturday 21st April 1945.


Their daughter Ruth ran Wychdale Kennels. She also and bred & showed Norwich Terriers (she began doing this after WW2), which her parents actively supported. Ruth got numerous awards, from the article in Nantwich Chronicle on Saturday 12th July 1947.




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