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Thomas Patrick Banks

Munition worker


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

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 1870, Ipswich, Suffolk

Date and Place of Death: N/K

Nationality: British

Childhood: Thomas born in Ipswich & grew up there, son of an army sergeant.

Parents: John & Elizabeth (Eliza) Banks

Parent’s occupations:

John was Chelsea Pensioner Recruiter (1871 & 1881 census) & Staff Sergeant (1881 census).

Elizabeth was a Laundress (1881 census).

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

Occupation: Xylonite factory labourer.

Place of residence at Gretna: 9 J West

Job title at Gretna: Munition Worker

Marital status: Married Mary Josephine Linehan in1909 at Ipswich, Suffolk.

Children: No children (1921 census)

Travels: Awards/recognitions: N/K

Trivia / any other information:

Thomas worked in the Xylonite factory in Brantham, Suffolk (1901 census) for a good many years before coming to Gretna.

After WW1, Thomas & wife Mary stayed there with Thomas continuing to work at the factory (1921 census).



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