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Lewis T Duckworth

Assistant Chemist


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Lewis Thompson Duckworth (1)

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 27/06/1898 at Wharfedale, Yorkshire (3)

Nationality: British



Childhood: Lewis was baptised on 18/09/1898 at All Saints Church, Bradford. (5) He had one brother, Charles Heber John Duckworth, born 03/07/1895.(1) (2) (5). He may have had two brothers , both called James, who died as babies (1) In 1901 he was living with his family at 23 Calcutta Street, Bradford (2)

Parents: Father: Hepsley Crabtree Duckworth born 1862 in Bradford (2) (5)

                Mother: Emma Jane Clayton born 1864 in Devon (2) (5)

Parent’s occupations: Father was a bookmakers clerk / commercial traveller  (2) (3)

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 Occupation: Chemist (4)

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Job title at Gretna: Chemist

Marital status: Married (6)

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Trivia / any other information:  Lewis is on the 1939 register as being married ,  and is a professional vocalist and market gardener. (6)



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  1. index
  2. Find my past 1901 census
  3. Find my past BMD
  4. Find my past 1921 census
  5. Ancestry BMD
  6. 1939 register



 The Annandale Observer is not currently digitized, however a volunteer on this project is manually searching the physical copies of this paper stored at The Devil’s Porridge Museum. Duckworth was mentioned in the AO on 08/02/1918 at p. 8 and column 1. He was described as a Assistant Chemist  living at Eastriggs and the details of the entry were ‘Gretna Chemist.’

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