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Maurice Wadsworth

Works chemist


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Maurice Wadsworth  


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 22nd December 1895, Thurlestone, Penistine, Sheffield 

Date and Place of Death: 21st July 1954, Poole , Dorset  

Nationality: British


Childhood: Eldest of 4 surviving   


Parents: Albert and Emma

Parent’s occupations: Steam hammer driver  


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


Occupation: Clerk and later a chemist.


Place of residence at Gretna: 6 Dunedin Road, Eastriggs 

Job title at Gretna: Works chemist  

Marital status: Married Alice Mary Longdon in Penistone registration district.

Children: One known.

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:


Maurice Wadsworth was born on 22nd December 1895 at Thurlestone. Penistone, Yorkshire to Albert and Emma.  


1901- Living at The Green, Thurlestone. Father a steam hammer driver. Maurice an only child.  


1911- The Green, Penistone. Maurice clerk of gas works aged 15. 5 children born, 4 survived.  


August 1915 attested to Royal Engineer- occupation listed as chemist.  


July 1917 married Alice Mary Longdon in Penistone registration district.  


WW1 Employed at H M Factory Gretna as a works chemist living at 6 Dunedin Road, Eastriggs. (Electoral register) Name and home address appear in Dornock Farewell – Hawthorne Cottage, Thurlestone, Sheffield.  

December 1918 – discharged from Royal Engineers- address is Dunedin Avenue.  


1921 – Maurice, Robert, Ada, Mary and 5 others are on the record in Thurlestone. 


1939- 40 Halfway Avenue, Luton, Bedfordshire. Operating engineer for gas company.  


1944- lost son in allied command (allied command database)  


21st July 1954- died at The General Hospital, Poole of Parkstone, Dorset aged 58 


Name and address mentioned in the Dornock Farewell, held in The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s archive collection.



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