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Theophilus Calvert

Munition worker


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 1883, Shildon, County Durham 

Date and Place of Death: 5th June 1938, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia  

Nationality: British


Childhood: Eldest of at least 3 children 

Parents: Robert and Mary A nee For[e]man 

Parent’s occupations: Coal miner, gatewayman, below ground 


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


Occupation: Grocer and ale dealer

Place of residence at Gretna: Newfoundland House, Eastriggs 

Job title at Gretna: Munition Worker


Marital status: Married Sarah Ann Watts at Easington, Durham.

Children: At least 1.

Travels: Emigrated to Australia between 1921 and 1931 


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Theophius Calvert was born in 1883 in Shilden, Durham, to Robert and Mary A nee For[e]man  


1891- living at 109 Brick Garth, Hetton le Hole, Durham.  


1901- living at Murton Colliery, father a coal miner, gatewayman, below ground. Theophilus is an apprentice grocer, eldest of 3 children. 


Q2 1910- married Sarah Ann Watts at Easington, Durham  


1911- 21 Atholl Road, Sunderland, Grocer and ale dealer. His wife is ‘aiding in the business’.  


1918/19- employed as a munition worker at H M Factory Gretna, living at Newfoundland House, Eastriggs (Electoral Register)  


1921 – Theophilus, Annie and Nancy are on the record at Easington, Durham.  


1931 – 71 Carter Street, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia. Labourer (electoral register). 


5th June 1938- died at Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia.  




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