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Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Richard Forster
Date and Place of Birth: 1878 Longtown, Cumberland
Date and Place of Death: December 1936, Longtown
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.
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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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