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Philip Leslie BeanWorks Chemist
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Philip Leslie Bean
Date and Place of Birth: 4th July 1895, Brockley, Lewisham, London
Date and Place of Death: 13th December 1963, Greta Malvern, Worcestershire
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
Place of residence at Gretna: 100-102 Vancouver Road, Eastriggs
Job title at Gretna: Chemist.
Marital status: Not married
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.