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Philip Nelson ClappertonPlumer
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Philip Nelson Clapperton
Date and Place of Birth: 2nd October 1872, George Street, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Date and Place of Death: 31st May 1950, 19 Murray Street, Annan
Disability: Varicose ulcers
Childhood: 5th of at least 6 children including step. Father died when under 1.
Parents: Duncan and Agnes Hannah nee Wilson
Parent’s occupations: Inspector of the Poor
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Place of residence at Gretna: 16 G Eastriggs
Job title at Gretna: Plumber
Marital status: Married Margaret Bonner.
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Philip Nelson Clapperton was born in George Street, Annan, Dumfriesshire on 2nd October 1872 to Duncan Clapperton, Inspector of the Poor, and Agnes Hannah nee Wilson.
1874- father died.
1881- living at George Street, Annan. Stepfather Robert Jardine a merchant. Philip the 5th of 6 children.
1891- George Street, Annan. A plumber’s apprentice. Mother widowed and name is back to Clapperton.
1895-1902- attested to Royal Engineers.
29th January 1904 at 18 George Street, Annan married Margaret Bonner. Philip address 12 George Street, Annan. Philip a journeyman plumber
1914 – attested – discharged March 1916 “deemed permanently unfit for military service due to varicose ulcers”
1916 0nwards employed at H M Factory Gretna as a plumber. Address 16 G Eastriggs, house. (Valuation roll)
31st May 1950- died at 19 Murray Street, Annan, buried at Annan Cemetery on 2nd June aged 78
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