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Louis Laurence Grew

Operating Staff
Date of Birth: March 24, 1894 Date of Death: October 9, 1959


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Louis [Luis] Laurence Grew  


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 24th March 1894, Bradford, Yorkshire  

Date and Place of Death:  9th October 1959, Bradford  

Nationality: British

Childhood: Middle of 3 sons.


Parents: Thomas and Mary Elizabeth nee Hollings  

Parent’s occupations: Housepainter employer  


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K


Occupation: Clerk

Place of residence at Gretna: N/K

Job title at Gretna: Listed in Mossband Farewell as ‘Operating Staff.’


Marital status: Married Elizabeth McWilliams

Children: At least 3.

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Louis Laurence Grew was born in Bradford, Yorkshire on 24th March 1894 to Thomas and Mary Elizabeth nee Hollings. Date of birth given in 1939 register is 11th February 1894.  


1911- living at 75 Fairfield Road, Bradford. Father a housepainter employer, 6 rooms. Louis is a clerk.  


1919- listed in Mossband Farewell as ‘Operating Staff’, address is 75, Fairfield Road, Bradford.  


Married Elizabeth McWilliams Colquhoun of Aberdeen– date and place unknown. Possibly met whilst working at H M Factory, Gretna    


1921 – Louis Laurence and Elizabeth living in Bradford.  


1939- 15 Westgate, Shipley. A sewing machine salesman and ARP decontamination squad.  


9th October 1954, died aged 60 at Bradford Royal Infirmary of 28 Granville Road, Frizinghall, Bradford  




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