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Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Walter Blakey
Date and Place of Birth: 20th February 1887
Date and Place of Death: 26th July 1961
Childhood: The third of three children.
Parents: Wilfred and Elizabeth nee Kendall.
Parent’s occupations: Father a plumber.
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: colour maker at carpet works.
Place of residence at Gretna: 24 The Rand, Eastriggs.
Job title at Gretna: Chemist.
Marital status: Married Hilda Radcliffe.
Children: 2 daughters. Sadly, the first one died.
Trivia / any other information:
Walter Blakey was born on 20th February 1887 in Bradford, Yorkshire to Wilfred and Elizabeth nee Kendall.
1891- living at 9, Legrand Street, Horton, Bradford. 3rd of 3 children. Father a plumber.
1901- 36, Washington Street, Bradford. Father a plumber.
1911- colour maker at carpet works. Boarder at 13 York Terrace, Arkroyden, Halifax.
1915 – married Hilda Radcliffe at Halifax. A daughter born on October 1926 subsequently died.
WW1- employed as a chemist living at 24 The Rand, Eastriggs. (Electoral register along with wife) His address appears in The Dornock Farewell as Washington Street, Bradford.
1921 – Walter and Hilda are on the record in Stoke-on Trent
1939- 33 Emery Avenue, Newcastle-under-Lyme, am analytical chemist explosive glycerine. 1 daughter born in 1928.
26th July 1961 died at Stoke-on-Trent aged 74
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Name and address appeared in the Dornock Farewell, held in The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s archive collection:
Name and address appeared in the Gretna and Eastriggs Electoral Roll 1918-1919.