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Maria Armstrong

Cordite worker
Date of Birth: April 23, 1879


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


Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 23rd April 1879, Carlisle, Cumberland

Date and Place of Death:  N/K


Nationality: British


Childhood: One of 8 born, 6 surviving


Parents: Christopher and Isabella


Parent’s occupations: Stationer Printer


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


Occupation: Cordite worker


Place of residence at Gretna: N/K


Job title at Gretna: Cordite worker


Marital status: Unmarried


Children: N/K

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


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Maria Armstrong was born on 23rd April 1879 in Carlisle, Cumberland, to Christopher and Isabella.


1881- living at 8, Charles Street, Botchergate, Carlisle. Father a printer compositor.


1891 – 16 Market Place, Hexham. Father a Printer and stationer.


1901- 19 Market Place, Hexham. 3rd of 5 children. Father a print er stationer


1911 – 3 Shaftoe Crescent, Hexham. 7 rooms. Maria a stationer. Mother widowed. Out of the children born, 6 survived.


1917 – employed as a cordite worker at H M Factory Gretna.


Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Wednesday 17 January 1917

WOMAN MUNITION WORKER FINED Dumfries yesterday—before Sheriff Campion– Maria Armstrong, a munition worker, pleaded guilty committing breach of the peace in hostel Gretna on Monday. Mr James Kissock, depute fiscal, stated that accused was the worse of drink and used very threatening language towards the matron, and said she would murder her, and twist her neck. The Sheriff said they must put stop to this disgraceful conduct, and imposed a fine £3, with the alternative of fourteen days’ imprisonment.


1939 – living with sister. Maria a stationer retired of Whithough, Shaftoe Crescent. Hexham




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