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Phyllis Irene Brockbank

Birthplace Norwich Place of Death Carlisle Date of Birth: November 4, 1888 Date of Death: June 26, 1971


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Phyllis Irene Brockbank

Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 04/11/1888 at Eaton, Norwich (1)

Baptised at St. Andrews and Christchurch, Norwich (1)

Date and Place of Death: 26/06/1971 at Carlisle (7)

Nationality: British



Childhood: Phyllis was one of six children, three of them dying in childhood. Her siblings were:-

                                    Eleanor Jane Brockbank born 1881 (8)

                                    Alice Mary Brockbank born 1883, died 27/11/1890 (8) (9)

                                    Ernest William Brockbank born 1885, died 1889 (8)

                                    Clarence Lawson Brockbank born 03/07/1886, died 1889 (8)

                                    John Gilbert Brockbank born 23/07/1887, (8)

Her father died suddenly at home when she was only about six weeks old . He “ partook of a hearty tea and smoked a pipe in the garden. At a quarter to nine he was found dead in his chair in the study”. I t was reported he died from natural causes. (9)

 By 1891 the family had moved to Carlisle. (5)


Parents: Father: John Brockbank  1852 – 1888 (9)

                Mother: Eleanor Holliday 1852 -08/03/ 1936 (2) (7)

Parent’s occupations: Father was an architect and surveyor. (6) (9)

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: n/k

 Occupation: Music teacher, pianoforte (3) (4)

Place of residence at Gretna: n/k

Job title at Gretna: n/k

Marital status: single (3)

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Children:    none



Trivia / any other information:  In 1901 Phyllis and her family were living at 20 Mulcaster Crescent, Carlisle. She was still at the same address when she died in 1971 (2) (7)



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Further links, notes, and comments:

  1. Find my past BMD
  2. Find my past 1901 census
  3. Find my past 1911 census
  4. 1939 Register
  5. Ancestry 1891 census
  6. Ancestry 1881 census
  7. Probate calendars
  8. Ancestry BMD
  9. British newspaper archives.




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