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Thomas Hewitson

Birthplace Carlisle Place of Death Carlisle Date of Birth: January 30, 1892 Date of Death: December 23, 1947


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Thomas Hewitson
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 30th January 1892, 3 Edgard’s Court, Margaret St, Carlisle
Date and Place of Death: 23rd December 1947, 21 Balfour Rd, Carlisle
Nationality: British
Disability: Yes – gunshot wound – discharged with disability
Childhood: 4th of 5 children
Parents: Joseph and Mary nee Thompson
Parents occupations: Clogger
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Blacksmith
Place of residence at Gretna: Carlisle
Marital status: Married in 1917
Children: At least 3
Travels: N/K – served in France
Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions held: N/K
Trivia / any other information: Yes
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Thomas Hewitson 1892- 1947

Thomas Hewitson was born in Carlisle on 30th January 1892 to Joseph and Mary nee Thompson. In 1891 his father was a railway worker living at Edgar’s Court, Margaret Street, Carlisle.

1901- living at 3 Edgar’s Court , Caldewgate , Carlisle ,father a – shoe maker’s labourer. Thomas is the 4th of 5 children. G/B/G/B/B

1911- Cotton operative at Ferguson Bros. 3 rooms , 5 children, 1 died  still at 3 Edgars Court . Father a clogger- own account.

18th Feb 1916 Cotton spinner joined Cheshire regiment following  call up. Address given is 46 Trinity Buildings ,Wigton Rd. Served in France, was at Etaples.

Discharged no longer fit for war service -disability service papers state .Wounded in action April 1917 Gunshot wound to right wrist.

25th September 1917 married Mary Alice Walby St Bede’s Carlisle.

5th April 1918 Mary Alice born.

Following Army discharge was employed at Gretna.

1921 – listed as an ex Gretna worker living in Carlis1939

1939-21 Balfour Rd, Carlisle -Post man.  At least 3 offspring – a son 1927 .

23rd December 1947 died   at 21 Balfour Rd, Carlisle  aged 56.

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