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Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Wilfred Bell
Date and place of birth: 14th July 1892, Carlisle
Date and Place of Death: 11th February 1961, 69 Thomlinson Avenue, Carlisle
Disability : Discharged from army due to leg shortening following a motor accident
Parents: Joseph and Isabella nee Graham
Parents occupations: plumber
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Gas works stoker
Place of residence at Gretna:N/K
Marital status: Married
Children: 1 daughter
Positions held: N/K
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Wilfred Bell 1892- 1961
Wilfred Bell was born on 14th July 1892 in Carlisle, Cumberland to Joseph and Isabella nee Graham
1901- living at 75 Trinity Buildings, Carlisle. Father a plumber.
1911- a private in the 3rd Dragoon Guards living at Wellington Lines Aldershot.
4th November 1916 – married Eleanor ‘Nellie’ McFarline Richardson Ainslie
November 1917 – discharged from short service attestation under Paragraph 392 – no longer fit for active service. Address on service records is 57 Trinity Buildings, Carlisle. An old injury to left thigh sustained whilst driving a wagon – met with an accident. Result was broken leg .”Leg shortened a good inch. Wears a boot with rubber pad “
December 1917 onwards – employed at Gretna
1921 – Wilfred, Eleanor and Lizzie are on the record in Carlisle. Wilfred listed as an ex Gretna worker
1930 – Nellie died
1939 – widowed – 19 Lewthwaite Square, Carlisle. Gas works stoker – heavy worker
11th February 1961 -of 69, Thomlinson Avenue, Carlisle. Died aged 69. Effects to Isabella Lizzie Bell his daughter – probate wrongly states Isabella is his widow.