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Robert McKenzie Douglas Smith

Date of Birth: January 4, 1897 Date of Death: November 23, 1951


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 4th January 1897. Chorlton, Lancashire  

Date and Place of Death:  23rd November 1951, Liverpool 

Nationality: Scottish parents born in England  


Childhood: Youngest of at least 3  


Parents: George and Jessie nee McKenzie 

Parent’s occupations: Electrical engineer  


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


Occupation: Cinema operator / Fire brigade at Gretna  

Place of residence at Gretna: 74 Melbourne Avenue, Eastriggs  

Job title at Gretna: Fire brigade.

Marital status: Married Annie Ledward Victoria Parr


Children: 5 children

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Robert McKenzie Douglas Smith was born on 4th January 1897 in Chorlton, Lancashire to George and Jessie nee McKenzie. Both parents were Scottish.  


1901- living at 2 Vernon? Avenue, Eccles, Lancashire. Father is an electrical engineer. Robert is the youngest of 3 children.  


1911 – 1 Lister Road, Fairfield, West Derby, Liverpool. 4 rooms. Father widowed- electrical engineer. Brother is an electrician.  


WW1- employed at H M Factory Gretna as a Fire Brigade officer living at 74 Melbourne Avenue, Eastriggs (electoral register) Too young for active military service.  


20th March 1920 married Annie Ledward Victoria Parr at Liverpool. He of 40 Charlton Road, a cinema operator. They subsequently had 5 children including one born in 1916.  


1921 – emergency service attestation King’s Own Battalion. Served 3 months. 


23rd November 1951 died Liverpool aged 54.




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