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Philip Meyers Barton



Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Phil Meyers Barton

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: Oct 1895 Bradford

Date and Place of Death:

Nationality: British



Childhood: I have not found any siblings and 1911 census for parents gives 1 child only and none who have died after 17 years of marriage)

Parents: Arthur Barton b1867 Horton, Bradford d 1947 Lancaster) Margaret Seller (b 1868 Bradford)

Parent’s occupations: (Gentleman on son’s marriage certificate for 1919)(Confectioner Baker in 1901) (1911, Baker employer assisted by wife0

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Occupation: Chemist and clerk, (Some early enlistment papers have him as chef?)

Place of residence at Gretna:

Job title at Gretna: Chemist

Marital status: Married  twice?  Millie Aikman in London on 21 Jun 1915 (on paperwork when he enlisted RE113388 and RAMC)

2nd? Wife shown when he re-enlists on 29 April 1919 in Royal Ordinance Corps Margaret Forsyth (b 21 Oct 1897 Great Corby, Married 19 Mar 1919 Waverton and Dunraw, Wigton, Telephone Operator, Claimed to be a Bachelor on marriage certificate, of Kelsick Moss house

Children: None found

Travels: Bombay (1920) and Calcutta, India (with Margaret en route to Bombay?) India to London in 1930


Trivia / any other information: 

I cannot find the  first marriage  mentioned on earlier enlistmentpapers or anything else about Millie Aikman. He appears to have suffered impairment early in war. The enlistment papers and service records show service in Royal Army Medical Corps 113381 and then Royal Army Ordnance 9RAOC S/9445 until Dec 1919.

I haven’t found death but his wife Margaret was living with his parents at 27, Elkin Rd, Morecambe in 1939 (register) where she is described as married. His father Arthur dies in 1947 and probate names Margaret, wife of Phil Myers


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