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William Oscar Bewick

Munition worker
Date of Birth: December 9, 1887 Date of Death: February 20, 1963


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): William Oswald Bewick  


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 9th December 1887, Hexham, Northumberland 

Date and Place of Death: 20th February 1963, Mapperley, Nottinghamshire

Nationality: British


Childhood: Eldest of at least 5 children.

Parents: Nicholas and Alice nee Richardson 

Parent’s occupations: NER signalman  


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


Occupation: Shopkeeper  


Place of residence at Gretna: Newfoundland House

Job title at Gretna: Munition worker


Marital status: Married Catherine Elizabeth Wilson at Bellingham, Northumberland.

Children: N/K

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

William Oswald Bewick was born on 9th November 1887 at Hexham , Northumberland to Nicholas and Alice nee Richardson. Baptised at Bywell St Peter’s, Hexham, on 11th December.  


1891- living at Railway Cottage, Railway Terrace, Broomley, Hexham, father an NER signalman. Elder of 2 boys .  


1901- at the same address, father still a signalman. Now the eldest of 5 children.  


1911- boarding at Redburn, Bardon Mill, Northumberland, a shopkeeper.  


7th September 1915 – married Catherine Elizabeth Wilson at Bellingham, Northumberland. (electoral register)  


WW1- employed at H M Factory Gretna as a munition worker living at Newfoundland House. Of an age to be eligible for active service. No evident documentation to indicate a disability.


1939 – listed as married but lodging without his wife at 11 Henry Road, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire. A salesman of foods. 


20th February 1963- died at 122, Kenrick Road, Mapperley, Nottinghamshire aged 76. 




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