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Robert Robert Skeggs

Munition Worker
Date of Birth: August 2, 1879 Date of Marriage: December 9, 1914


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 2nd August 1879, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

Date and Place of Death: 1947, Surrey North Western

Nationality: British


Childhood: 1881 with his parents James & Eliza living in Brook Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. His father worked as a brickmakers labourer.


Parents: James & Eliza Skeggs


Parent’s occupations: Father worked in various occupations including gardener & brickmakers labourer.


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: He attended Dewhurst Endowed Boys School, Cheshunt, 1891 school records with his birth date matching to that given on the 1939 Register.


Occupation:  Gardener


Place of residence at Gretna: 9 Q East, Eastriggs


Job title at Gretna: Munition Worker


Marital status: Married Rosa Evangeline nee Smithers on 9 December 1914. They married at Waltham Abbey Holy Cross & St Lawrence Church.


Children: One

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

By 1901, Robert was working as a nursery labourer, same occupation as his father.

1911, Robert was working as a gardener in Cheshunt, but as a boarder with another family.



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