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Leigh(ton) William Gandy

Munition worker
Date of Birth: May 23, 1868 Date of Birth: February 28, 1954


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Leigh[ton] William Gandy. William Leigh Gandy.

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 23rd May 1868, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire  

Date and Place of Death: 28th February 1954, Manchester  

Nationality: British


Childhood: One of at least 6.

Parents: William Seymour and Hannah nee Leigh.

Parent’s occupations: Chemist and druggist 


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


Occupation: Leather dresser 


Place of residence at Gretna: Newfoundland House, Eastriggs  

Job title at Gretna: Munition Worker


Marital status: Unmarried.

Children: N/K

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Leigh[ton] William Gandy, sometimes recorded as William Leigh[ton] Gandy, was born on 23rd May 1868b at Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, to William Seymour Gandy and Hannah nee Leigh.  


1871- living at 1 Warrington Street, Ashton-under-Lyne. Father is a druggist. Leigh is the 3rd of 4 children.  


1881- 10, Church Street, Ashton. Father a wholesale druggist employing 8 men and women. The family now have 6 children.  


1891- 66, Stockport Road, Hyde, Cheshire – a bookkeeper, father a chemist and druggist  


1901- 4 Church Street, Ashton. Father is now a retired druggist. Leigh is a leather dresser.  


1911- 13 Ord Avenue, Blackpool, Lancashire. A chamois leather dresser living at home aged 42. Father listed as a chemist, own employer. 6 rooms.  


1914 – 110, Stockport Road, East Bredbury, Cheshire. (Electoral register)  


WW1- Employed as a munition worker at H M Factory, Gretna and living at Newfoundland House, Eastriggs Listed as Leigh William Gandy on the Electoral Register. Too old for active military service.  


1921 – Leigh William, Betty, Fanny and 8 others are on the record in St Anne’s-on-Sea. Lancashire  


28th February 1954- died aged 86 at Manchester– registered as William Leighton Gandy late of ‘Newholme’, Nell Lane, Manchester  




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