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Photo of Maria Hetherington

Maria Hetherington

Munitions Worker
Birthplace Cumberland Brampton England


Information and photo kindly donated to the museum by family.
Gender: Female
Date and Place of Birth: 15 May 1890 Brampton, Cumberland
Date and Place of Death: 13 February 1993 Carlisle, Cumbria
Nationality: British
Childhood: Maria grew up with 6 full siblings and an older step sister:

Elizabeth Irving b.1893

George Ward b.1897

Robert James b.1900

Mary b.1902

David Stanley b.1904

Herbert b.1908

Parents: George Hetherington and Mary Irving who married in Carlisle 1895.Parent’s occupations: George worked for the railways as a platelayer.Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: No knownOccupation: Not knownPlace of residence at Gretna: Not knownJob title at Gretna: Not knownMarital status:

Maria married John Moffat Ward in Carlisle 20 October 1923

Children: John and Maria had three children:

George Albert b. 13 October 1924

Mary Elizabeth b. 19 November 1926

Sheila b. 12 May 1930

Travels: Not known

Awards/recognitions: Nil known
Trivia / any other information: Nil known
Bibliography: Nil known

Devils Porridge Museum
Information from Great Granddaughter Debbie White
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