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Philip Leslie Bean

Works Chemist
Place of Residence at HM Factory Gretna 100-102 Vancouver Road Date of Birth: July 4, 1895 Date of Death: December 13, 1963


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Philip Leslie Bean


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 4th July 1895, Brockley, Lewisham, London

Date and Place of Death: 13th December 1963, Greta Malvern, Worcestershire

Nationality: British


Childhood: The youngest of 2 children. His mother died following giving birth to him.

Parents: Alfred Charkes Bean and Florence Julia nee Williams

Parent’s occupations: Share dealer on stock exchange


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


Occupation: Chemist.

Place of residence at Gretna: 100-102 Vancouver Road, Eastriggs

Job title at Gretna: Chemist.


Marital status: Not married

Children: N/K

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Philip Leslie Bean was born on 4th July 1895 at Brockley, London to Alfred Charles Bean and Florence Julia nee Williams. Address was 391 Ivydale Road, Lewisham.


16th July 1895- mother died.


1901- living at 75, Lennard Road, Beckenham. Father a “share dealer stock exchange”. Philip the younger of two children.


1911- ‘Glengarriff’, Ashburton Road, Croydon. 11 rooms. Father “Stock jobber member of stock exchange. Father’s sister also resident plus a cook and a housemaid.


1918/19- employed at H M Factory Gretna as a Works Chemist living at 100-102 Vancouver Road, Eastriggs. Name appears in Dornock Farewell in 1919 with home address same as 1911 address.


1921- Philip L, Alfred C, Caroline A and 1 other are on the record in Croydon.


1939 – technical chemist unemployed, single at 26 Church Road, Woking. Also an ARP warden.


13th December 1963 died in hospital, address given as Pembridge Hotel, Great Malvern, Worcestershire.




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Name and address appeared in the Dornock Farewell,  held in The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s archive collection.

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