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Monica Mary Ruston

Date of Birth: November 1, 1892 Date of Death: March 5, 1983


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Monica Mary Ruston

Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 1st November 1892 Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

Date and Place of Death: 5th March 1983 Groombridge, Sussex

Nationality: British



Childhood: N/K

Parents: Marmaduke Ernest and Constance Emily (nee Dyson) Ruston

Parent’s occupations: Clerk in Holy Orders (C of E)

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:

Attended St Mary’s Hall school, Brighton, then North London Collegiate School from age 16, then Oxford Senior Local and the Royal Holloway and Bedford College



Occupation: Analytical Chemist

Place of residence at Gretna: 14 U West

Job title at Gretna: Recorded as Clerkess on Valuation Roll

Marital status: William Frederick Stiff 1928 Q2, Uckfield, Sussex


Children: N/K

Travels: Constance and Monica sailed to Australia in July 1921.

January 1924, they returned via US from Sarawak, Borneo

Monica and Frederick travelled to Singapore in September 1929.

Monica and Frederick travelled to Sydney in January 1930.


Awards/recognitions: B.Sc., A.I.C.

Trivia / any other information:

Job title given as Clerkess on Valuation Roll. Remembered on the Mossband Farewell as a member of the operating staff.


Analytical Chemist in 1921 working for Messrs McDougall & Yalding Ltd Soft Soap and Insecticide Manufacturers, Yalding, Kent. Living at East Peckham, Kent


Retired Research Chemist in 1939 in Uckfield.




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