To search our directory of workers at HM Factory Gretna either enter any name, place of birth or place of death in the search box or if you know what their job was from select from the drop-down menu.
Matthew Kerr WardropeForeman Fitter
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Matthew Kerr Wardrope
Date and Place of Birth: 23rd February 1874 Hutchesontown, Glasgow
Date and Place of Death: 15th December 1950 Hillhead, Glasgow age 76
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.
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.
- Blogs about the individual:
- Websites about the individual: