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Samuel Bullough

Works Chemist
Birthplace Derbyshire New Mills EnglandPlace of Death Derbyshire Chapel -en -le-Frith England Date of Birth: June 28, 1894 Date of Death: October 24, 1959


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Samuel Bullough (Sam) 

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 28/6/1894 New Mills , Derbyshire (1) (2) (4) 

                               Baptised 24/6/1894 (6) at home 

Date and Place of Death: 24/10/1959 at Chapel -en -le-Frith, Derbyshire, aged 65 (5) 

Nationality: British 


Childhood : Two brothers, Harry Bullough born 1891 in Bolton, Lancashire and Tom Bullough, born 1893 at New Mills, Derbyshire. (2) (4) 

In 1901 he was living with his family at 51, Albion Road, New Mills, Derbyshire. (4) By 1911 they had moved to Tor Vale House, New Mills, Derbyshire. (2) 

Parents: Father: Henry Horridge Bullough 16/8/1862 – 24/12/1941, born in Bolton, Lancashire (1) (5) 

                Mother: Jane Dawber   11/11/1860 –  15/10/1949 (1) (7)              

Parent’s occupations: Father is recorded in 1901 and 1911 census as the manager of a cotton mill, and on Samuels marriage certificate as a “Gentleman”. (2) (4) (6) 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  

 Occupation: Industrial Chemist (1) (5) (6) 

Place of residence at Gretna: 84 – 86 The Rand, Eastriggs. 

Job title at Gretna: Works Chemist 

Marital status: Married 

Spouse name (including male name): Hilda Threadgold Garner , born 25/10/1901 (1), died 5/6/1954 (5) 

Date of marriage: 1/9/1925 (6) 

Place/Parish of marriage: Cathedral and Parish Church in Manchester (6) 

Children:    Colin Horridge Bullough born 1926 at Hayfield, Derbyshire (5) (6) 

                     David J. Bullough born 1930 at Hayfield, Derbyshire. (6)                 


Awards/recognitions: Awarded the O.B.E. “ For great courage in continuing to work in a poisonous atmosphere although repeatedly burned and gassed.” The original recommendation for the award states “Chemist employed on H.S.Plant (at H.M.Factory at Avonmouth), gassed and burnt on several occasions, but returned to carry out duties under the most trying circumstances “; his address being given as Torr Vale House, New Mills. (8) 


Further links, notes, and comments: 

  1. Find my past 1939 Register 
  2. Find my past 1911 census 
  3. Find my past BMD 
  4. Find my past 1901 census 
  5. Probate Calendars 
  6. Ancestry BMD 
  7. Ancestry public member trees 
  8. “ For God and the Empire”  The Medal of the Order of the British Empire 1917-1922, by Roger Willoughby. 


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