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Walter George SwainPolice constable
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Walter George Swain
Date and Place of Birth: Baptism: 6th November 1864. Sturminster, Dorset
Date and Place of Death: 3rd October 1924. Chelsea, London
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.
Trivia / any other information: N/K
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