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Valentine DuffyApprentice electrician
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Valentine Duffy
Date and Place of Birth: 24th January 1900, Dublin, Ireland
Date and Place of Death: January 1987 Liverpool
Childhood: One of at least 5 children.
Parents: Valentine James Charles Duffy and Catherine nee Core.
Parent’s occupations: Electrical engineer
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Apprentice electrician
Place of residence at Gretna: Eastriggs
Job title at Gretna: Apprentice electrician
Marital status: Married Mary Ellen Turner in Dublin
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Valentine Duffy was born on 24th January 1900 in Dublin, Ireland to Valentine James Charles Duffy and Catherine nee Core. He was one of 5 children.
1901 – living at Emerald’s Terrace, Merchant Quay, Dublin. Father an electrical engineer
1911 – at 5 Millmount Cottage, Merchant’s Quay, Dublin. Father an electrician.
WW1 employed as an apprentice electrician at H M Factory Gretna being too young for active service until 1918.
Wednesday 20 June 1917, Dumfries and Galloway Standard
“THEFT GRETNA. Valentine. Duffy, apprentice electrician, Eastriggs, Dornock, pleaded guilty to stealing pair of boots at Gretna factory on 18th June. Fergusson stated that the boots had not been supplied to accused at the factory, and they must have been taken from the store. Mr I. F. Edgar, solicitor, explained on behalf of accused that he had been employed at Gretna for some time. Boots were served out to the workers where the acid destroyed their own boots accused got a pair and as he had had a pair of his own boots destroyed, he thought he was entitled to walk out with the boots belonging to the factory. The Sheriff remarked that smarter supervision should be kept at the store. Certainly, people ought not to able to into a store and pick things like that. He dismissed accused with an admonition.”
1921- Valentine James. William, Mary and 1 other are on the record in Tredeagar, Monmouthshire.
January 1934 married Mary Ellen Turner in Dublin
1939 – 19 Middleton Square, Finsbury, London. An electrician – wiring.
Died 1987 – Liverpool
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