Skip to main content

To search our directory of workers at HM Factory Gretna either enter any name, place of birth or place of death in the search box or if you know what their job was from select from the drop-down menu.

Photo of Leonard James Orledge

Leonard James Orledge

Birthplace Midsomer Norton Place of Death Bristol Date of Birth: July 9, 1892 Date of Death: February 9, 1968


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Leonard James Orledge
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 9th July 1892 Midsomer Norton, Bath, Somerset
Date and Place of Death:9th February 1968, 100 Fishponds Rd,Bristol
Nationality: English
Childhood: Middle of 11 children
Parents: Francis Edward and Kate Elizabeth ( Eliza) nee Yeling
Parents occupations: Miller
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: None known
Occupation: Railway fireman
Place of residence at Gretna:Not known probably a hostel
Marital status: Married
Children: Yes
Travels: N/K
Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions held: Member of Trade Union
Trivia / any other information: yes
Books published (Title, year of publication, publisher):
Books written about the individual or mentioning the individual (Title, year of publication, publisher):


Blogs about the individual:
Websites about the individual:


Further links, notes, and comments:



Mini Biography
Leonard James Orledge1892- 1968

Leonard Orledge was born at Midsomer Norton, Bath, Somerset on 9th July 1892 to Francis Edward Orledge, miller, and Kate Elizabeth nee Yelling.
1901 – living at Hartley Farm Cottage , Shinfield, Berkshire.Father – stockman on farm. B/B/B/B/B/G/G/B
1911-No census info Railway worker record gives employment status from 1907 at Salisbury then Swindon from engine cleaner to 1st Fireman for GWRailways.
There is a gap in his Railway record in 1917/18 when he was at Gretna.

July 1918 – married Florence M Phillips in Salibury.

1921 census indicates that Leonard is an ex Gretna worker. Standlynch with Charlton All Saints
Salisbury, Wiltshire. Leonard, Charles, Ellen M and 4 others are listed.
1939-living at 7 Filipey St, Bristol an Engine Driver GWR. 1 son born November 1918 plus 4 others.

9h February 1968 at 100, Fishponds Rd, Bristol aged 76.

Related by Category

Translate »