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Sarah Carter

Munitions Worker
Birthplace Middlesbrough Date of Birth: February 29, 1884


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Sarah Carter  nee McCormack
Gender: Female
Date and place of birth: 29th February 1884, Middlesbrough
Date and Place of Death: April 1965, Middlesbrough
Nationality: British
Childhood: Middle of 9 children
Parents: John and Sarah Hannah nee Benstead
Parents occupations
Machinist’s fitter
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Munition worker
Place of residence at Gretna: Not known
Marital status: Married twice. 1) Robert Carter 2) Frederick Thompson
Children: At least 2
Travels: N/K
Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions held: N/K
Trivia / any other information: Imprisoned for theft


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Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Saturday 10 March 1917
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Mini Biography

Sarah Carter nee McCormack 1884- 1948

Sarah  McCormack was born on 29th February 1884 at Middlesbrough, Yorkshire to John and Sarah Hannah nee Benstead. The 5th of 9 children.

1901 Middlesborough

1901 -10 Johnson Street, Middlesborough. Occupation is  a domestic servant. Father a machinists  fitter.

1908 – married Robert Carter at Middlesborough.

1911-Married to Robert a ship’s plater, 2  children under 4.  3 rooms at 19 Sutherland St, Middlesborough.

Robert died ion 1914.

January 1916- married Frederick Thompson at Middlesborough.

1917-sent to Dumfries Prison at Maxwelltown for 10 days.

“THEFTS BY GRETNA GIRLS At Dumfries yesterday: May. Sarah Carter (33). a Gretna worker, pleaded guilty stealing a hat belonging to another munition worker. She had been previously convicted. The Sheriff said they must put stop to these thefts at Gretna if possible, and sent accused to prison for ten days .”  Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Saturday 10 March 1917

Also sourced via prison records/findmypast

It is possible that Frederick was also employed at Gretna. She was employed under her previous married name  of carter rather than her new name of Thompson.

1939 – 112 Croft Street,  Middlesborough. Frederick a general labourer. 2 children also listed.

Quarter 2 1965- died at Middlesborough aged 81.

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