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Leonard James Orledge
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Leonard James Orledge
Date and place of birth: 9th July 1892 Midsomer Norton, Bath, Somerset
Date and Place of Death:9th February 1968, 100 Fishponds Rd,Bristol
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
Positions held: Member of Trade Union
Trivia / any other information: yes
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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.