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Margaret Alice Laidlaw

Munitions Worker
Birthplace Northumberland Spittal Date of Birth: December 29, 1899


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Margaret Alice Laidlaw
Gender: Female
Date and place of birth: 29th December 1899, Spittal, Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland
Date and Place of Death: Q4 1956, N Northumberland
Nationality: British
Childhood: One of 11
Parents: Robert and Isabella Mosely nee Wood
Parents occupations: Fisherman
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Munition worker
Place of residence at Gretna: 2 E East
Marital status: Married
Children: 6
Travels: N/k
Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions held: N/K
Trivia / any other information:  Remanded in custody for stealing form fellow workers a Gretna

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Mini Biography

Margaret Alice Laidlaw 1899-1956

Margaret Alice Laidlaw was born at Spittal, Berwick on Tweed on 29th December 1899 to Robert, a fisherman, and Isabella Mosely nee Wood.

1901 – living on Princes Street, Spittal, Berwick on Tweed

1911- 2 Sandstell Road, Spittal in 2 rooms for 13 people.  11 children all survived. Father a fisherman

1917  employed a Gretna as a munition worker living at 2 E East

Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Saturday 03 February 1917

“CHARGE AGAINST MUNITION WORKER. Margaret Laidlaw, young woman, 18 years age, munition worker Gretna, was charged with stealing two cotton blouses, the property of Madge Thomson, a fellow-worker; cotton pillow belonging the Ministry of Munitions;, and gold ring, the property of Jeanie Simpson. Accused  pleaded not guilty, and was remanded until to-day, bail being fixed at £2.”

Q3 1920 – married Alexander Johnson at Berwick on Tweed

1921 – Margaret Alice , Alexander and Michael are on the record in Berwick

1939 – 6 ,Farne Avenue, Berwick on Tweed . Husband a colliery

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