Skip to main content

To search our directory of workers at HM Factory Gretna either enter any name, place of birth or place of death in the search box or if you know what their job was from select from the drop-down menu.

Photo of Thomas McEwan

Thomas McEwan

Birthplace Monkton Ayrshire Scotland Date of Birth: March 26, 1880 Date of Death: February 22, 1960


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


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 26th March 1880, Monkton, Ayrshire, Scotland

Date and Place of Death: 22nd February 1960, Carlisle

Nationality: Scottish


Childhood: Mother died when he was 1. Father remarried.


Parents: James and Joanna nee McGarva


Parent’s occupations: General labourer


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


Occupation:  Crane driver


Place of residence at Gretna: Longtown


Job title at Gretna: N/K


Marital status: Married Margaret Strachan Walker at Barrhead, Renfrewshire.


Children: 13 children.

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Thomas McEwan was born on 26th March, 1880 at Monkton, Ayrshire to James and Joanna nee McGarva.


1881- living at Jock Reid Street, Monkton. Father a general labourer. Mother known as Anne.

1881 – Mother died.

1891- Bereland Cottage, Monkton, now 4 more children. Stepmother Matilda 13 years James’s junior. Father a loco steam thrash mill owner?.


1901- Thomas a railway labourer boarding at 186 Main Street, Barrhead and Levern, Renfrewshire.


7th March 1902 married Margaret Strachan Walker at Barrhead, Renfrewshire. Subsequently had 13 children. Thomas a crane driver of 5, Great Hamilton Street, Glasgow.


1907- Barrhead – child born


1908- Saddleworth, West Riding of Yorkshire.- child born


1911-engine driver – stationary at a stone quarry. 7 children. Living in 4 rooms.


1914- Edinburgh – son born


1916- Longtown near Carlisle – son born. Thomas employed at H M Factory Gretna.


1921 – Thomas, Margaret Elizabeth Strachan Walker and 5 others listed at the address. Thomas listed as an ex Gretna worker.


1924 – daughter born at Gretna.


1939- living at 3 Cribbons Terrace, Carlisle. A locomotive steam crane electric derrick driver.


22nd February 1960 die at Carlisle aged 80.




Blogs about the individual:

Websites about the individual:

Related by Category

Translate »