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Richard Forster


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 1878 Longtown, Cumberland

Date and Place of Death: December 1936, Longtown

Nationality: British


Childhood: Eldest of 8


Parents: Henry Foster [Forster] and Margaret nee Wright


Parent’s occupations: Boot and shoemaker


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


Occupation:  Railway shunter


Place of residence at Gretna: N/K


Job title at Gretna: N/K


Marital status: Married Mary Ellen Gardner at Longtown.


Children: None

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Richard Forster was born in Longtown, near Carlisle in 1878 to Henry Foster [Forster] and Margaret nee Wright.


1881- living at Bridge Street, Longtown. Father a shoemaker. He and his parents are living with maternal grandparents.


1891- 65 Bridge Street, Longtown, eldest of 5 children.  Father a shoemaker.


1901- 75 Bridge Street, Longtown. Eldest of 8 children. Father a Boot and shoemaker.


1903 July- married Mary Ellen Gardner at Longtown


1911- no children. Bridge Street, 2 rooms. General farm labourer.


WW1 employed at H M Factory, Gretna


1921 Richard and Mary Ellen are on the record in Arthuret (Longtown)


December 1936 – died at Longtown aged 58



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