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Tom BonsorWages Clerk
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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Bonsor
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
Disability : Yes- inflammation of the stomach leading to inability to perform normal military service duties
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
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.
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.