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William Oscar BewickMunition worker
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): William Oswald Bewick
Date and Place of Birth: 9th December 1887, Hexham, Northumberland
Date and Place of Death: 20th February 1963, Mapperley, Nottinghamshire
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
Place of residence at Gretna: Newfoundland House
Job title at Gretna: Munition worker
Marital status: Married Catherine Elizabeth Wilson at Bellingham, Northumberland.
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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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