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Robert James Murray Irving

Birthplace Carlisle Place of Death Ontario Canada Date of Birth: July 15, 1898 Date of Death: February 10, 1928


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Robert James Murray [Meervay]Irving
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 15th July 1898, Carlisle
Date and Place of Death: 10th February 1928, Ontario, Canada
Nationality: British
Childhood: 2nd of 6, 5 surviving
Parents: William Robert and Eliza Emma nee Copeland
Parents occupations: Builder and brisk maker employer
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Bishop Goodwin School, Carlisle from 19th October 1898
Occupation: Mil dealer then farmer
Place of residence at Gretna:Not known
Marital status: Married
Children: Not known
Travels: Emigrated to Winnipeg in 1924
Awards/recognitions: NK
Positions held: N/K
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Mini Biography
Robert James Murray Irving 1894-1928
Robert James Murray Irving as born on 15th July 1894 at Carlisle, Cumberland to William Robert Irving and Eliza Emma nee Copeland
19th October 1898- admitted to Bishop Goodwin School, Carlisle of 6 Millholme Terrace, Carlisle
1901- living at Leabourne, Upperby, Carlisle. Father a builder and brickmaker-employer
1911-4 Blackwell Rd, Carlisle. 6 rooms. Father and Robert ( 16) are milk dealers . He is the second of 6 children, 5 surviving G/B/G/G/B
WW1- employed at Gretna.
Q4 1919- married Sarah E Bell, Carlisle who lived at 6, Harraby Green Road, Carlisle in 1911 ( see address below for 1924)
1921- listed as an ex Gretna worker in Carlisle. Robert James Meervay,[Murray], Joseph, Annie and 2 others are on this record
19th September 1924 – arrived in Quebec, Canada “ to work on the land”. Current occupation – “ farming”. Address leaving – 6 Harraby Green Road, Carlisle
10th February 1928 died in Ontario, aged 31
His father was killed in April 1941 when Gretna was attacked by a German bomb.

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