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Robert Andrew Ayles



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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 1852, Weymouth, Dorset

Date and Place of Death: Buried 28th July 1936, Weymouth, Dorset


Nationality: British

Childhood:  The 3rd of 6 children

Parents: Robert Andrew and Jane

Parent’s occupations: Plumber employer


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


Occupation: Plumber and decorator


Place of residence at Gretna: c/o Murray, 49, Scott’s Street, Annan


Job title at Gretna: N/K


Marital status: Married Eleanor Emily Powell.


Children: Five children.

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Robert Andrew Ayles was born in Weymouth, Dorset in 1852 to Robert Andrew and Jane .


1861- living at 21 Hight Street, Weymouth. Father a plumber employing 3 men and 1 boy. Robert is the 3rd of 6 children. The family employed a nursemaid and a general servant.


1881 – 1 Trinity Road, Weymouth. Employed as a plumber and contractor. Father an inspector of nuisances.


5th July 1881 married Eleanor Emily Powell. He is a builder of Frome, Somerset.


1891 – Cove Road, Barrack Lane, Weymouth. He has 4 children but no occupation listed.


1901 – 3 Trinity Road, Weymouth. Plumber and house decorator with 5 children


1911- plumber and decorator, 5 rooms, has had 5 children.


WW1 employed at H M Factory, Gretna from September 1916.


1901 3, Trinity Road, Weymouth Plumber and house decorator 5 children.


1911 Plumber and decorator Had 5 children, 5 rooms.

Appeared in Dumfries and Galloway Standard; Nov. 24, 1917 under the heading Wholesale Theft at Gretna. Accused of stealing items while employed there. These included fourteen paintbrushes, glue, roofing bolts and nuts, in addition to many other items.


28th July 1936 – buried at Weymouth aged 84



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