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Thomas John WilliamsPolice Constable
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Thomas John Williams.
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Occupation: Police Constable.
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Job title at Gretna: Police Constable.
Marital status: Married.
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Date of marriage: 1902.
Place/Parish of marriage: Lower Darwen, Lancashire, England.
Travels: He moved from Lancashire to Gretna to look for work, when he became a constable.
Trivia / any other information: During the war he joined the Lancashire Fusiliers, but was afterwards discharged on account of wounds. He then went to Gretna to look for work, which is when he became a police constable.
‘He made the acquaintance of a young woman in Carlisle, Margaret Annie Graham, who was a barmaid at one of the Liquor Control Board’s taverns. Williams assured her that he was a single man, and they stepped out for 15 months before they were married.
Williams was dismissed from the Gretna police for misconduct, which consisted of overstaying his leave in Carlisle.
Justice McCardie, in passing sentence of 15 month’s imprisonment, said that Williams must have known that he was doing a very grave wrong when he went through a form of marriage with this respectable woman at the registry office at Carlisle. He had wrecked her life’.