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Thomas Lancaster OliverEngineer
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Thomas Lancaster Oliver
Date and place of birth: 28th September 1900, 12, King’s Arms Lane, Carlisle
Date and Place of Death: 29th December 1968, 50 Masefield Lane, Hayes, Middlesex
Childhood: Eldest of 4
Parents: William Oliver and Sarah Jane nee Lancaster
Parents occupations: Police constable
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Place of residence at Gretna: Carlisle probably
Marital status: Married
Children: At least 1
Positions held: N/K
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Thomas Lancaster Oliver 1900-1968
Thomas Lancaster Oliver was born in Carlisle on 28th September 1900 to William and Sarah Jane nee Lancaster. He was the eldest of 4 children B/G/B/G
1901- living at 12 King’s Arms Lane, Carlisle. Father a police constable from Derbyshire. His maternal grandparents lived next door.
1911- 21 Kings Arms Lane , 9 rooms, Father a Police constable . 4 children
WW1 – too young for active service until 1918. Employed at Gretna for some of the time up to that date
20th May 1918 aged 17 attested to Royal Air Force and remained until discharged on 28th February 1921. The address given on his service records is 21 Kings Arms Lane Carlisle
1921 – listed in Carlisle as an ex Gretna worker. Thomas, William, Sarah Jane plus 6 others are on the record.
1926- married Mary Mullinder Howe in Carlisle
1939-Foreman and engineer living at Lanport, Somerset. One daughter and his wife are listed.
29th December 1968 died at 50 Masefield Lane, Hayes, Middlesex aged 68