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Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Matthew Reardon
Date and Place of Birth: N/K
Date and Place of Death: 1926. January Quarter. Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Childhood: N/K. The surname is common in Glamorgan and as Riordon in Ireland.
Parent’s occupations: N/K
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Listed as storekeeper in the Electoral Roll. All census from 1881 to 1921 show him as a Railway Labourer. (Except in 1921 when at the age of 66yrs he states that he is a Sugar Worker).
Place of residence at Gretna: 7 H East with his wife Annie.
Job title at Gretna: Storekeeper
Marital status: Married Annie Reardon. (No record found of the marriage).
Children: The 1891 & 1901 census shows that Matthew had one child.
Trivia / any other information:
No reference to Matthew Reardon has been found before 1881. It is possible that he was born as Matthew Riordon, but he does not appear under this name either.
Although Matthew describes himself in the 1918 Electoral Roll as a ‘Storekeeper” (see above) there has been no evidence of this found in the 1918 valuation roll.
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