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Walter George Swain

Police constable
Date of Death: November 3, 1924


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Walter George Swain


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: Baptism: 6th November 1864. Sturminster, Dorset

Date and Place of Death: 3rd October 1924. Chelsea, London

Nationality: British


Childhood: Walter was born into a rural family. He had five siblings.


Parents: Father: John Swain. Born: Belchalwel, Dorset. C1830. 

Mother: Jane E. Swain. Born: 1926. Sturminster, Dorset. 


Parent’s occupations: His grandfather was a butter dealer, his father a gamekeeper.


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K


Occupation: In 1881 he was a railway porter. By 1891 he had moved to London and become a police constable; eventually becoming a police sergeant. He resigned but returned to the met. In 1921 he was a museum warder. 


Place of residence at Gretna: 11 R East


Job title at Gretna: Policeman


Marital status: Married Ada Frossell on 28th November 1895 in Carshalton, Surrey.

Children: 4 children. 3 sons and 1 daughter.

Travels: N/K


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Trivia / any other information: N/K



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