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Matthew Kerr Wardrope

Foreman Fitter
Date of Birth: February 23, 1874


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

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 23rd February 1874 Hutchesontown, Glasgow

Date and Place of Death: 15th December 1950 Hillhead, Glasgow age 76

Nationality: Scottish

Childhood: N/K

Parents: Francis and Mary (nee Kerr) Wardrope

Parent’s occupations: Foreman Mason (father)

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

Occupation: Steam Crane Driver in 1901

Place of residence at Gretna: I.15 East

Job title at Gretna: Foreman Fitter

Marital status: Mary Ann Carr 1902 Anderston, Glasgow

Children: 6 children.

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K

Trivia / any other information:

Mathew had been an apprentice draper, until eventually becoming a steam crane driver. The family came to HM Factory Gretna in late 1916, and three of his children (Katie, Mary and Susan) were registered at the school in Dornock from January 1917. They had previously attended Hyde Park School, Glasgow. The family returned to Glasgow after the War and are living at Milton in 1921.



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