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Mary Thornton Meteer
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Mary Thornton Meteer
Date and place of birth: 29th October 1904, Distington, West Cumberland
Date and Place of Death:October 1988, Carlisle
Childhood: 3rd of 7 children
Parents: John James Meteer and Mary nee Hodgson
Parents occupations: Blast furnace labourer
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Victoria Girls school , Workington 1914-1915, Northside School Workington, from 5th November,1915
Occupation: Not known but probably cordite worker
Place of residence at Gretna:Not known
Marital status: Married
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Mary Thornton Meteer 1904-1988
Mary Thornton Meteer was born at Distington, West Cumberland on 29th October 1904 to John James Meteer and Mary nee Hodgson. She was the 3rd of 7 children.
1911 – Living at 7 Shore Hill, Harrington near Workington. 3 rooms. Father a blast furnace labourer
1914 admission to Victoria girls School ,Workington to 05/11/1915 then transferred to Northside School, Workington along with sister Agnes
September 1914 -67 Bromley Street Workington. Father attested to RF Artillery, previously 6 years with 4th Border Regiment
Discharged 1918 – address given is The Hollins High Harrington No longer needed with regiment and posted to iron company in Chesterfield.
WW1 Mary employed at Gretna.
1921- living at Dalston, near Carlisle. Listed as an ex Gretna worker. Mary, Margaret, Joseph and 2 others are on this record
October 1925 – married William Irving Waugh in Carlisle
1939- 4 Moorhouse, Lowca, West Cumberland. William a Cowman on farm on sick absence
October 1988 died in Carlisle aged 84