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Richard Gaston WalkerAssayer / Chemist
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Richard Gaston Walker.
Date and Place of Birth: Unknown place, possibly Australia.; 1893.
Date and Place of Death: 1965, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.
Childhood: Richard Gaston Walker grew up possibly in Australia or elsewhere.
Parents: Father: Daniel Gaston Walker, unknown dates. Mother: Mary Elizabeth Newland Walker, unknown dates.
Parent’s occupations: Father was possibly a miner or had something to do with mining.
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Ballarat School of Mines.
Occupation: Assayer – Testing and analyzing ores and minerals to determine their structure and value.
Place of residence at Gretna: No. 2, Staff House, East Riggs, Dumfriesshires Scotland.
Job title at Gretna: Unsure – possibly also an Assayer.
Marital status: Marriage to Miss. Edna Beebe, Bendigo, Victoria on 24th September 1919 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Ballarat.
Travels: Travelled to United Kingdom possibly before or during WW1. Returned to Australia as Richard died in Bendigo in 1965.
Trivia / any other information:
- Reference to Richard Gaston Walker’s work as an Assayer here (second image): https://victoriancollections.net.au/items/5938828dd0cdd11fdceb55f3
- Biographical information: https://www.ancientfaces.com/person/richard-gaston-walker-birth-1893-death-1965-austra/145240476#biography
- Information on the Ballarat School of Mines: https://victoriancollections.net.au/collections?q=leslie%20coulter