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Lily BruceMunitions Worker
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Lily Bruce (Lee).
Date and Place of Birth: 28th of March 1901, Coundon, Durham, England.
Date and Place of Death: 7th of February 1971, Leeholme, Durham, England.
Childhood: She had ten siblings: William, Mary, Elizabeth, Rose Annie, Maud Ellen, Emma, Fanny, Clara and Harry Bruce.
Parents: Thomas Bruce and Emma Bruce.
Parent’s occupations: Thomas Bruce was a coal miner (according to the 1911 census). Lack information on Emma Bruce’s occupation.
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:
Place of residence at Gretna: N/A.
Job title at Gretna: Munitions worker.
Marital status: September 1927 in Auckland, Durham. She was widowed in March 1933. Second marriage 9th September 1950.
Spouse name (including male name): James Henry Lee. Second marriage to Henry Kipling.
Date of marriage: September 1927.
Place/Parish of marriage: Auckland, Durham. No parish of marriage documented.
Second marriage: 9th September 1950. In Durham Western, Durham. Witnessed by Robinson and Sarah Kell. The vicar was Hector Stanley Horobin.
Children: Jenny, Harry and James A Lee.
Trivia / any other information: When she died she was aged 69.
Her sister Clara died in July 1901 in Auckland, Durham when Lily was less than a year old.
Her brother Harry was born in 1905, when Lily was four years old.
Her sister Fanny died in September 1923 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, when Lily was 23 years old.
Her daughter Jenny was born on 27 November 1927 in Coundon, Durham.
Her sister Emma died in December 1928 in Horden, Durham.
Her son Harry was born in September 1929 in Sedgefield, Durham.
Her husband James Henry passed away in March 1933 in Sedgefield, Durham, at the age of 33. They had been married 5 years.
Her son James A was born in June 1933 in Sedgefield, Durham.
Her mother Emma passed away in June 1962 in Durham, Durham, at the age of 89.