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Lizzie Cook Wilson

Munitions Worker
Date of Birth: May 11, 1892 Date of Death: October 5, 1988


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Lizzie Cook Wilson
Gender: Female
Date and place of birth: 11th May 1892, Apple Tree Inn, Brigham, Cockermouth
Date and Place of Death: 5th October 1988, Penrith Hospital of 2, Sharrow Cottage, Howtown
Nationality: English
Childhood: 5th of 6 , mainly girls
Parents: William and Susan[na] nee Park
Parents occupations: Lime stone quarryman
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Checked the dials up a ladder where the cordite was mixed
Place of residence at Gretna:N/K
Marital status: Married
Children: At least 3 daughters
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Mini Biography
Lizzie Cook Wilson 1892-1988
Lizzie Cook Wilson was born at Apple Tree Inn, Brigham near Cockermouth, Cumberland on 11th May 1892 to William and Susan[na]nee Park.
1891- father was a general labourer.
1901- living at Apple Tree inn. Father a labourer in limestone quarry Lizzie is the 5th of 6 children. G/G/B/G/G/G
1911 –no evident census data for Lizzie.
October 1919 married Robert Corlett in the Cockermouth resgistration district .
WW1-“During the first World War Lizzie worked at HM Munitions Factory Gretna, where she climbed very high ladders in the factory to monitor the dials. She did not want to work on the factory floor because of the number of girls that were being carried out presumably because of the fumes from the Cordite devil’s porridge mix.” – from a public tree on Ancestry.
1939 – living at Sharrow Cottage No 1, Howtown. Husband – gardener. 3 daughter on the register.
5 Oct 1988 died in Hospital in Penrith aged 96 of 2 Sharrow Cottages, Howtown, Ullswater.

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