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Maurice WadsworthWorks chemist
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Maurice Wadsworth
Date and Place of Birth: 22nd December 1895, Thurlestone, Penistine, Sheffield
Date and Place of Death: 21st July 1954, Poole , Dorset
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.
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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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