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Walter Rowland PicklesChemist
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Walter Rowland Pickles (Rowland Walter on Elect Reg)
Date and Place of Birth: 15th July 1900, Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire
Date and Place of Death: 25th June 1972, Belle Isle, Leeds
Childhood: Only child. His father died when he was 6.
Parents: Albert Harker Pickles and Louisa nee Galloway
Parent’s occupations: Newsagent
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Chemist and later an iron moulder.
Place of residence at Gretna: 13 P West
Job title at Gretna: Chemist
Marital status: Married Lily Kirkwood at Hunslet.
Children: Possibly 1 child.
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Walter Rowland Pickles was born on 15th July 1900 at Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire to Albert Harker Pickles and Louisa nee Galloway. Father a clerk.
1901 -living at 13 Miller Street, Holbeck. Father a newsagent. Walter is the 1st child.
1906 – father died.
1911 – 13 Derby Terrace, Hunslet, Leeds. He and his mother living with widowed maternal grandfather
1918/19 – employed at H M factory Gretna as a chemist living at 13 P West. Too young for military service.
1921 – Rowland, William, Louisa and 2 others are on the record in Hunslet, Leeds.
19th April 1924- married Lily Kirkwood at Hunslet.
1939 – 10 Myrtle Street, Leeds. Iron moulder. Lily 45 and Walter 34. Possibly 1 child.
25th June 1972 Belle Isle, Leeds.
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