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Walter Rowland Pickles

Date of Birth: July 15, 1900 Date of Death: June 25, 1972


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)   


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 15th July 1900, Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire  

Date and Place of Death: 25th June 1972, Belle Isle, Leeds

Nationality: British

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.

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

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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