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Philip Nelson Clapperton

Date of Birth: October 2, 1872 Date of Death: May 31, 1950


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 2nd October 1872, George Street, Annan, Dumfriesshire

Date and Place of Death:  31st May 1950, 19 Murray Street, Annan

Nationality: Scottish

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


Occupation: Plumber


Place of residence at Gretna: 16 G Eastriggs


Job title at Gretna: Plumber


Marital status: Married Margaret Bonner.


Children: N/K

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:


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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