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Patrick Rehill

Van Man
Date of Death: March 15, 1945


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Patrick Rehill
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 1868, Denholme, Roxburghshire Scoland
Date and Place of Death: 15th March 1945, Melrose, Roxburghshire
Nationality: Scottish by birth, Irish by parentage
Childhood: 4th child
Parents: Patrick and Mary nee O’Brien
Parents occupations: General Contractor
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Van Man
Place of residence at Gretna: Springfield, Gretna
Marital status: Married twice
Children: At least one son
Travels: None known
Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions held: N/K
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Accused of buying regimental boots and fined
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Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Saturday 19 January 1918 (transcript below)

Mini Biography
Patrick Rehill 1868-1945
Patrick Rehill was born at Denholm, Roxburghshire, in 1868 to Patrick Rehill, general contractor and Mary nee O’Brien. His father was Irish and possibly also his mother. The 4th child.
1891- Coachman living at Hamilton’s buildings Melrose, Roxburghshire
9th November 1892 married Annie Flockhart, a domestic servant at the Catholic Church, Galashiels. Patrick a coachman of Newstead, Melrose.
1897 – son Henry born.
8th July 1916 – married Maty Boyd Clacherty, both widowed. He of 52 Dalgleish Street, Dumfries and she an assistant hotel keeper
WW1-too old for military service. Employed at Gretna as a van man.
The following appeared:-
Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Saturday 19 January 1918
“BUYING ARMY BOOTS. Patrick Rehill, vanman, Springfield. Gretna, pleaded guilty to a charge of having bought from Frederick Gunter, acting on behalf of Edward Sheehan, both privates in the Royal Defence Corps at Gretna, a pair of new regimental boots, in the Queen’s Head Canteen, Springfield, on December. had paid 10s for them. A fine of was imposed.”
15 Mar 1945 died at Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Address15 Sprouston Cottages ,St. Boswell’s of “senile myocardial degeneration and acute bronchitis”. Coachman retired aged 77

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