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Tom Bonsor

Wages Clerk
Birthplace Hawick ScotlandPlace of Death Hawick Scotland Date of Death: January 23, 1959


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Tom Bonsor
Do they already have a Wikipedia page? If yes, please paste link: No but son, Brian Bonsor does
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 1895, Hawick, Roxburghshire
Date and Place of Death: 23rd January 1959, at Buccleuch Mills, Hawick of 8 Drumlanrig Square , Hawick
Nationality: Scottish
Disability : Yes- inflammation of the stomach leading to inability to perform normal military service duties

Tom Bonsor between his Father and Mother with his siblings. Thank you to his relative for sharing this photo with us.

Childhood: Father an employer. Unsure how many children
Parents: James and Margaret nee Ricksons
Parents occupations: Hosiery manufacturer

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Wages clerk
Place of residence at Gretna: A6 V East 12


Marital status: Married
Children: At least 2 including renowned musician ( recorders) Brian Bonsor
Travels: N/K
Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions held: N/K
Trivia / any other information: N/K

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Further links, notes, and comments: Thanks to Tom Bonsor’s relative for kindly giving us permision to use the photographs in our database.

Mini Biography

Tom Bonsor 1895-1959

Tom Bonsor was born in Hawick , Roxburghshire in 1895 to James a hosiery manufacturer and Margaret[Maggie McAdam  neeDickson

1911 – short attestation to territorials

1916- discharged “as medically unfit due to a long standing imflammation of stomach aggravated by most foods.”

Worked as a clerk at a prisoner of war camp – source – service record. Further details of his condition also recorded in his military record.

5th January 1918- married Annie Tait  a milliner at Hawick.  He a wages clerk, munitions works. Tom’s address on marriage registration given as Burnside Cottage, Cummertrees.

October 1918 – announcement of birth of a daughter at Gretna in Hawick Express – Friday 11 October 1918. Address given- A6 V East 12

23rd January 1959 died at Buchleuch Mills, Green Lane , Hawick, usual residence 8 Drumlanrig Square Hawick, of Coronary thrombosis aged 63. Hosiery director and manager.

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